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How long do u have to wait to plug the refrigerator in if tipped on its side for a hour

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You may have lost or will loose your compressor any way. But, You will need to keep it off for a minimum of 24 hours, if possible, 48. The longer the better your chances are. Most never work again. You may get lucky, I really hope you do.
I wish you the best, and please let me know.
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Does the rule about not storing or transporting refrigerators on their sides apply to water coolers as well? If so, what will I need to do if I have transported my water cooler on its side?


I believe you are to stand it up correctly and wait 8 hours before plugging it in, this allows refrigerant and oil to settle.
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Jul 16, 2016 | Refrigerators

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Tips of Repairing your Refrigerator


For prevent highrepair bill and the expense of replacing all your lost food. This article willprovide some useful tips that how to manually repair your refrigerator andfreezer yourself. Let's star with some basic information.

What you have to Do-

- Always maintain temperature range between 36 degrees Fahrenheit for the fridge, and between 0 to 5 degrees for the freezer.


- Keep clear and clean the coils with a vacuum or duster every 6 months to maintain efficiency and for reduce operating cost.



- During a power outage fridge will stay cold for about 7 to 8 hour and freezer can stay cold about 50 hour. Do not open door unnecessary.



- Daily defrost your manual defrost freezer and do not chip away the frost.



- Full filled fridge is more efficient than a half empty, but do not overfill.



- While moving and storage keep your refrigerator upright.



- After moving the refrigerator wait 24 hours before plugging it in.



- Keep at least 2 inches or air space behind your refrigerator and 6 inches above it.



What you have not to Do-
  • Overfill would not cool as well, so don't overfill your refrigerator.
  • Do not chip away the frost in manual defrost freezer.
  • Do not store your refrigerator unplugged for extended time. Some units or refrigerator require continuous use to ensure proper lubrication of compressor. If possible, plug in it once in a month and keep it run for a couple hours.
By using these tips you willkeep your refrigerator well.

on Dec 24, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Not realy a problem but just need to know .


Carry as upright as possible to new location. If you have to tilt it, tilt back, not side to side. When in new position wait 8 hours for oil to settle back in compressor before plugging in and switching on. Check after 24 hours before using for food storage.

Apr 21, 2012 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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We moved an Amana Fridge on it's side...how long should we wait before plugging it back in?


Anything with a compressor in it should always be left for 24 hours standing upright then you can plug it in

Mar 26, 2012 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

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Against my better judgement, I layed my refridgerator down during transport from one location to another. I waited approx. 12 hours before I plugged it in and it is not cooling properly. Is there...


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it this way then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.

Moving a Refrigerator What is the best way

If you already have moved it wrong, you can sometimes get it working by plugging it in and unplugging it a number of times with an hour or so in between.

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Jan 16, 2011 | Whirlpool GS5SHAXN Side by Side...

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My mover laid down my refrigerator to move it down some very tough stairs should I wait to plug it in and will this damage my fridg.


Hi,
Yes wait for like 12 hours to plug it in, then only run it for a few minutes and leave it set for an hour for about four times....
Yes it could damage the fridge but probably not...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4020581-moving_refrigerator_best_way

heatman101

Apr 24, 2010 | GE PSC23SGRSS Side by Side Refrigerator

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We moved our refridgerator on its side.


You HAVE to wait 24 hours , for the oil to go back into the compressor , before plugging it in . If not , the compressor will try to pump refrigerant thru the oil , causing an unrepairable restriction . In other words , ruining the refrig .

Dec 11, 2009 | Kenmore 50522 / 50524 Side by Side...

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Pluged in a new one and it does not seem to be cooling off


did you tilt it prior to plugging it in you are supposed to wait 12 to 24 hours to plug them in if theyve been tilted at any time during transport.

Dec 25, 2008 | Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side...

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