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Does it hurt a five year old refrigerator to lay it down while in transit?

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If you lay it down for any reason , let it stand for 24 hours , before plugging it back in . This will give the oil , time to get back into the compressor . If you do not wait , and plug it back in , the compressor will try pumping the oil , without the refrigerant mixed , thru the system . This will cause restrictions , in several different places , which cannot be repaired . Restrictions will start in the dryer , then the accumulator . Basically the refrigerator will be useless afterwards . Warranty will not cover this .

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It won't hurt it to transport it laying down, but DO NOT turn it back on for at least 12 hours. The refrigerant inside the lines is gas and liquid and you need to allow the liquid refrigerant to settle back properly.
So go ahead and transport it laying down but leave it unplugged for a half a day.
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No, it will not hurt it

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It is not good to do this do to the freon in the compressor. But some turn out ok.

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