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Compact refrigerator was laid down in transportation, how long must I wait to plug it in?

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3 hours.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008


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I would recommend first having the unit serviced to see if the refrigerant level is low and if it is this is good get it recharged and than test it out and hopefully it will return itself to it's normal cooling like it did before if not than you know your compressor needs to be repaired ok
I hope that this has been very helpful for you
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