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Can I move this freezer on its side? Driving time is abot 2.5 hours.

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Yes you can move the freezer on its side. Just make sure that when you get it to the new location to let it stand up for a min of 24 hrs before you plug it in.

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When i moved my kic chest freezer model kc0021-Aa, I heard an light explosive sound and now the freezer does not go on.


The following is the GE moving instructions. If you have started before the 24 hour rest period and the unit had been rotated from vertical have the compressor inspected.

FREEZER MOVING INSTRUCTIONS Please use the following steps when relocating an upright or chest freezer:
  1. Disconnect the power cord from the wall receptacle.
  2. Remove the food, defrost, and clean the freezer.
  3. Use blankets to protect the freezer finish from scratches.
  4. Place the freezer on its side for moving only if you have no other choice.
  5. When transporting a freezer, keep it in an upright position. If transporting it in an upright position is not possible, lay it down on the compressor side of the unit. Be careful to secure the door to prevent it from opening.
  6. If it has been transported on its side, set it right side up in its final location and allow the freezer to sit for the same amount of time that it was on its side (24 hrs max.). Do not plug the unit into the electrical receptacle without allowing this settling time. The unit can be damaged if it is plugged in prematurely.

If the unit was transported in an upright position there is no waiting time required.


Hope this helps?

Apr 07, 2017 | Freezers

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Shipped freezer lying on its side , it worked before shipping . now it wont start. thanks


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

Moving a Refrigerator What is thebest way

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

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I moved my freezer on its side to clean and it wont get cold any more what do i do/


Fridges and freezers often don't like being started right after they have been moved/tipped, it's best to give them some time (a few hours) in the upright position to allow the refrigerant fluids to settle back where they're supposed to be before restarting.

Jun 29, 2011 | Danby 5.5 cu. ft. / 156 liter Chest...

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Can I move my upright freezer by laying it on its side? It will be in that position for about 3 hours


It has been a general rule that if a unit is laid on it's side, you should wait 24 hours before you run the unit. Issue is that the oil in the compressor can move out into the system. Waiting 24 hours will give it ample time to allow the oil to drain back. There is really no 100% ideal way. This is the most common practice that I know and have personally done.

Dec 06, 2010 | Freezers

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I moved my freezer and now will only stay cold for a short time, why?


You jard the liquids. Did you just move it a little or move like to another house because if you move a frig or freezer somewhere or lay on it's side you shouldn't plug in for an hour or more so it all settles or it won't work. Hope this helped

Apr 29, 2010 | Danby 5.5 cu. ft. / 156 liter Chest...

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We have a small gibson chest freezer that we want to move on its side in the back of a SUV for a 10 hour trip. Will it be OK?


Hi, to be honest if you lay it on its side, more than likely you will burn out the compressor on start-up. I have seen this happen so many times, as the refrigerant mixes with the compressor oil, and even though the 3 windings are coated/insulated, just the slightest deterioration of a winding and the mixture of oil and freon clinging to the start, run, or common winding will cause a burn out. In my early years of installing compressor in a/c units on top of shopping centers, I would have to rope the new compressor up 2 stories. Get it 1/2 way up but have to lower it down just to heavy and have them fall over on there side just long enough for me to climb down and upright it. Anyway, I would install it and start it up and they would burn out in less then 2 minutes!! But, I have done this and been Ok, if you lay it down, a refrigerator or freezer to move it and it would be fine if you do this before you plug it in. When you get where you are going, do not plug it in for a minimum of 72 hours!! This will give the unit plenty of time for the oil and freon to seperate and you will be fine. Yes, it is always recommended not to lay a refrigerated unit on its back or side for good reason. But like I say, I have moved many and if you don't get temped to plug it in sooner, you will be good to go. I hope I didn't scare you its just not good practice to do this, but 72 hours or even longer if you can wait would be better. The longer the better chances you will have, and it will run fine. Keep me posted.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

Mar 13, 2010 | Freezers

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I just set up my Frigidaire upright Freezer, only


Rule of thumb, if you lay a frig/freezer on side let sit upright at new location for 24 hours before plugging it in.

Mar 07, 2010 | Freezers

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I defrosted kenmore upright freezer, found one of the freon lines peeling here and there on one side, is this a problem? there is not a chemical smell but the line doesn't look right


What is peeling? It's thelight plastic coating that helps aestetics of the fridge, basically camofaging the tubing. It is nothing toworry abot.

Nov 07, 2009 | Freezers

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Moving a freezer


Shouldn't be a problem in itself, but it's prudent to let the freezer stand the right way up for an hour or two before you turn it back on.

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