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Kenmore fidge not getting cold

I recently transported this side by side kenmore fidge that was working fine before the move to my garage. I transported it on its side. When i went to plug it in it ran for a 1 1/2 days and did not get cold. I looked at the back and the compressor fan is running and it sounds like the fridge and freezer fans are working. I vaccuumed all the dust underneath and behind. Can you tell me what might be wrong. Could have transporting it on its side damage it? I am pretty handy so I could do the repair on my own. Thanks Ken

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  • jimshoes Oct 10, 2007

    Well I let the fridge settle to make sure the gas and oil settle for 2 days and then ran it all night. The fridge and freezer were not cold at all the next day.

    The fan for the compressor and the fans in the the fridge and freezer side just keep running. No cold air is getting condensed. Any suggestions



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Transporting fridge items on the side mixes up the oil and the gas together, inside the compressor bottle at the back, this should never be mixed, when you move fridge appliances you should always stand appliance where it is going to be for 24 hours before switching back on to allow the gas and oil to settle and separate back apart again. many engineers may tell you this does not matter and you can lay items down etc, this is absolute bull and must not be done as for allowing it to stand 24 hours, the opinion is mixed, but common sense tell you, if you move something, let it settle afterwards, and the longer you give it to do so the better OBVIOUSLY sorry there is no diy repair

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  • mick d Oct 10, 2007

    sorry its like i said, once the gas and oil have been mixed and gone up into the tube (the small fins at the back) there is no repair other than to have it all drained out and re-gassed which is never an economical repair,

    once you lay refrigeration units down, that is it, it is all over despite what any engineer says so, they never work right afterwards

    sorry, if you still are not sure have a refrigeration expert out who gives free estimates and tell him what you told me




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