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Can I transport a whirpool side by side refrigerator / freezer, laying it down on it's side for 5 hours?If when I reach my destination I stand it upright for 48 hrs. before I plug it in.

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    Currently transporting used Fridge/freezer across Denver metro area. About two hours total on it's side in truck bed. How long before we can plug it in after destination arrival and installation?

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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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Although that is not the ideal, the answer is yes.

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  • Joe Hogan Jul 17, 2009

    Although that is not the ideal, the answer is yes.

  • Joe Hogan Jul 17, 2009

    Although that is not the ideal, the answer is yes.

  • Joe Hogan Jul 17, 2009

    Although that is not the ideal, the answer is yes.

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