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Can we lay our side by side refrigerator on its side to transport it to a different location.

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Yes you can but when its been moved and put back upright DO NOT plug it in for about 24 hours to allow the oil inside the unit behind to settle otherwise might cause a problem...
Also try not keeping on its side for hours and hours try just transport it then set it upright as soon as you are at destination.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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