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We are moving a old kenmore upright. Not sure of the model, but there is a "16" on the bottom of the door handle. Do we need to wait to plug it in at the new location?

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Not if you move it upright, but the trick,especially on old models,
is to move it very very carefully as the motor inside is on springsm and will hit the sides of the compressor case and it is ruined.
Very Very Carefully especially on grass

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