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New refridgerator can I plug it in now?

I bought a new fridge today and had to transport it on it's back for about an hour. it has been unpacked and upright now for about 5 hours. Can I plug it in now? Thank you!!

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Yes you can but boy i would not recommend doing that again, not good to do that to refrigerators

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