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Wanting to know if I can move a freezer right after unplugging it? Or does one have to leave it sit awhile first?

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Refrigerators or freezers can be moved right away as long as they are empty and the doors are secured properly. Frozen objects left inside a unit can damage the interior and should be removed. Be Gentle... Never drop it or shock it in any way when unit is still frozen inside. Be careful if using a hand truck or dolly as care must be taken to avoid damaging the condenser coils either behind or underneath a unit. Lastly, wait 5 minutes before plugging the unit back in so that pressures may equalize in the system. Good Luck!

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