My friends recently moved my my fridge to my new house. It was a rough move...they had it on it's back. Now my fridge will not cool at all. I plug it in, the lights come on, but I don't hear any fans come on to cool it. It won't get cold on either side. Help! Thanks!
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you moved the fridge out from the wall and it started running again?try opening the fridge door and tap on the fridge control and see if it starts up.i,ve gone into houses and then the woman tells me when the fridge shuts down she hits the side and it runs again.it's the control,this could be your problem also,when you moved the fridge the control could have kicked back on.let me know what you find
Moving a GE, Hotpoint or some Kenmore refrigerators can be more of a job than you dreamed.
Did you know that the defrost heater of some of these models are made of glass and wire? They really are! Glass and wire!
A little bit of a rough ride or a bump can break it. So if you move a fridge and 2 weeks later it does'nt work you probably have broke the defrost heater.
Thats not all! Surprise surprise here is the big news. YOU CAN LAY A FRIDGE DOWN TO MOVE IT. Who would have guessed right? How many times have you heard that myth. Plenty I am sure. But its true you can.
Here is what to do. After you are finished with the move and the fridge is in the upright position,,,leave it up for about 6 hours before plugging it in which will allow enough time for the oil to flow back to the compressor so it starts pumping freon while the tubes are clear and you will be good to go.
You moved the refer from one house to another, did you clean the refer first? was there a dusty old piece of cardboard hanging off the back? that cardboard needs to be in place for proper air flow through the condenser coil.
This is caused by a failed condenser fan motor. Since it was recently moved, I suspect the fan blade has been blocked from spinning. Pull the fridge out and remove the cardboard cover near the floor. See the fan? Check for obstructions. If there are none and the fan is not spinning, reach in there and give it a whirl with your finger. It may spin right up, it may not.
If all else fails, you'll need to replace the fan motor. Write back with the model number and I'll get you part numbers and step you through the repair. Deal?
The most common thing that happens while moving a frig is when moving it they put the dolly underneath the condenser fan housing and bend it into the fan causing the compressor to overheat before it has a chance to cool down everything. If this isn't the case then I will send you a list of things to check out. Let me know.
transporting fridge items on the side mixes up the oil and the gas together, inside the compressor bottle at the back, this should never be mixed,
when you move fridge appliances you should always stand appliance where it is going to be for 24 hours before switching back on to allow the gas and oil to settle and separate back apart again.
many engineers may tell you this does not matter and you can lay items down etc, this is absolute bull and must not be done
as for allowing it to stand 24 hours, the opinion is mixed, but common sense tell you, if you move something, let it settle afterwards, and the longer you give it to do so the better
sorry there is no diy repair