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Refigerator leaked oil after moving and storage

Refigerator does not even turn on now. Lite comes, but compressor does not kick on. It worked fine until it was put in storage for about a year, then moved again. The last move noticed that oil leaded out from bottom after being tipped back too far with wheel dolly. Brand name is Roper... Only about two years old.

Can the oil be put back in.

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  • chuckalanpay Feb 22, 2009

    How did this happen? Its it true about tipping refigerators too far. Or is that a myth... I only used it one year. Thought it was closed system.. How does oil leak out?

  • chuckalanpay Feb 22, 2009

    I tipped it from the side since I was afraid of damaging the back coil and front door. But the oil didnot look or feel like regular oil. is it possible that is was just freon.. It was'nt that much.. about enought to fill shot glass.. but when I plugged it in .. I never heard the pump come on .. just lite came on.

  • chuckalanpay Feb 23, 2009

    THanks, I'll check that. COuld be a power problem...

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No if there was oil leaking out then that means the refrigerant has leaked all out. you will have to have it repaired by a service tech.

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    Todd Born Feb 22, 2009

    if it is in fact oiil then there must be a leak in the refrigeration system. also you can tip the refrigerators back as long as you only pick it up from the side and when its tipped its tipped so that the condenser is above the c\ompressor.

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    Todd Born Feb 23, 2009

    the compressor should have started up when ever you plugged it in. Look and see if maybe something may have chewed thru the wires and your not sending power toi the compressor. does the fan on the outside come on?

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