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I need to move my recently purchased Kenmore refrigerator to a new location. Is it ok to lay it down during transport? Is there anything i should do to it before I plug it in again? Thank you. Brian S.

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You may lay it down, but wait 24 hours before plugging it in!

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Hi. Make sure all your fans are working. When checking fans, open the door and push the light button in. Some models the fan stops or dampers close when the doors are opened. Put your hand in front of the vent and see if you feel air. Do the same in the refrigerator and freezer. If you feel air from both, check and see of the compressor is running. There is a fan next to the compressor and should be running when the compressor is running. You have a motherboard behind a cover on the back of your refrigerator that controls all of these functions. It could be defective. Motherboard failure is common as well as compressor and evaporator motor failure. Fan Motor failure is common for refrigerators in storage for a long period of time. The motors are weak and can't start. This goes for all new refrigerators. I sell refrigerator items on Ebay as username, themackshack. Good Luck, Mack

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Hi Matt, Hi Dar(lene)?

Super easy fix. Your defrost drain is blocked by what we in the biz affectionately refer to as "Bio-Gookus", so every time the fridge goes into defrost, the newly melted water has no place to go other than the bottom of your fridge. Gravity is what gravity is, ya know?

My bet is that it's clogged up at the drain funnel located in the refrigerator/beer compartment. If I'm remembering right, it should be just to the left of the thermostat/control panel in the back. You should see a plastic cover there, remove it. See the "Bio-Gookus? Kinda gross, huh? All of that has to be cleaned out. Not only in the funnel but the tubing behind it as well.

After cleaning it (and putting the pieces back) your fridge will be happy again.

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If the light inside the refrigerator is on ,that means that you have power coming to it.Check the cold control if not turned all the way to the off position if is off turn it to the oposite side increasing the numbers on the knob.If still doesn't work afte this,check in the back of the refrigerator for any wire that might got disconnet during the moving,if everything is ok you have abad cold control and you have to replace it.Unpluged the fridge ,unscrew the cold control housing take it out(is only 2 wires and a green one thats ground) and put back anew one.Be careful when you installing the new one with the tiny cappilar (silver color ) tube if you brake it or kink it it wont work.

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SOURCE: can you transport these refrigerators laying down?

no. don't try to do this. you will get oil from the compressor into the evaporator. it will be very expensive to fix. if this happens then your unit will not cool properly

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The short answer is yes, but the key is to make certain not to plug in and start the fridge for at least 24 hours once it is upright and in the final location.

The reasons manufacturers caution against transporting/moving a fridge on it's side also has to do with the possibility of damaging the doors and hinge plates. The big reason is because people tend to want to start filling up their new fridge with food right away, so they plug it in once it's in their house.

If a fridge has been shipped on its' side, the compressor oil tends to wick/flow into the piping and can cause a failure, if not allowed to drain back into the compressor when the fridge is placed back upright.

Although not the best way to transport, you can do it if you allow time for things to settle back before powering it up.

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