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Used refrig was laid down in transport from one location to another. Now the unit won't cool..

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Hello there
a refrigerator needs to stand up straight for at least 12 hours after it has been laid down if it has been more than i hour to allow the refrigerant to settle back in the accumulator if you just plug it in you have a good chance of destroying the compressor or damaging it
I would recommend first having the unit serviced to see if the refrigerant level is low and if it is this is good get it recharged and than test it out and hopefully it will return itself to it's normal cooling like it did before if not than you know your compressor needs to be repaired ok
I hope that this has been very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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