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Can i transport the freezer on its side for three hours so it fits under my tarp of pickup will it hurt it

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As a general rule, no. Laying it on it's side can cause the oil in the compressor to flow into other parts of the systems so when you turn it on, it may damage the compressor. The general rule of thumb is, if you should do that, you should not run the unit for at least 24 hours. This should, but not for sure, allow the oil to flow back to the compressor. I've never heard anything good from anyone who's ever done this.

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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?

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Can this freezer be laid on it's side or back to transport? Thank you.


Lay down a shipping blanket or an old blanket and transport the freezer on it's back.

Aug 07, 2015 | Freezers

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My amana upright freezer was working fine, but transported it to another location when I plugged it back in, it started to make a buzzing noise. How do I turn this off or fix it?


Hello....First...when you transported the freezer...you must sure the unit stays in the vertical position and not laying on it's side...back..or front....If the freezer is making buzzing noises...adjust the thermostat setting down until the buzzing stops...and increase the setting gradually until the desired temp is reached...it could take 24 hours for it to stablize...I hope this was helpful.....PEACE.......

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Need to transport older Kenmore upright freeer


I would not lay it down but if you can get around it lay it down so the compressor is at the bottom. DO NOT TURN ON FOR 24 HOURS AFTER STANDING UP.

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Freezer won't get cold


oil is in the cap tube .due to the laying it down . and maybe in the evap . it may never work properly again . let is sit for a week then start it up in a warm area. wish you luck ..m m

Nov 20, 2009 | Freezers

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By tipping over the freezer can you damage anything. Can the bottom of the freezer get wet


let it stand up a few hours so the oil can run back down.... don't let water stand long on bottom.

Aug 06, 2009 | Kenmore 20.3 cu. ft. / 575 liter Upright...

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Freezer quit working


I suspect when you lifted or moved the freezer, you tilted the compressor such that the oil washed out into the refrigeration lines. Common when people tilt refrigeration equipment the wrong way.

Jan 30, 2009 | Freezers

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Freezer motor works fine, but doesn't freeze.


  1. you probably have oil in your line.you're not suppose to plug the freezer right a way when it have been loaded on is side.you suppose to wait about 24 hours.

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Kenmore 14CF upright freezer will die after a day or so


The defrost timer is faulty or you have a defrost circuit short, unplug remove back panel inside the freezer and check for a short in the heater and defrost thermostat.

Dec 30, 2008 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

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Kenmore Upright Freezer compressor running 6 seconds every minute


Usually the compressor runs pretty warm anyway. However if you think it's too hot I would start with the condenser coils located either under the unit or on occasion they are located on the back. The air flow across these coils as well as the airflow around the compressor must be maintained. I forgot to ask if the condenser fan is running. Check and make sure that the Fan is running and the air flow is good. Also, When you transported the unit did you move it standing vertically like it normally stands or did you lay it on its side. If you transported the unit on its side you must wait a minimum of 24 to 48 hours prior to start up or the unit could be ruined permanently. The refrigerant has to be utilized through the compressor as a gas. If the unit is on its side liquid refrigerant could be introduced into the compressor and can cause permanent damage. If this is the case I recommend that you turn the unit off at once and wait the 36 hours for the Refrigerant to settle then try it again. This transportation rule applies for any appliance That uses refrigerant, Air Conditioners etc. These units are not that hard to diagnose. The only other item that is usually a problem is the defrost timer. It is not very expensive and can also cause some of the same symptoms that you are eluding to. The defrost timer allows the freezer to periodically shut down to prevent the buildup of frost or ice on he evaporator coils and on the inside the unit. If it is defective, then the unit will either run all the time and cause the evaporator coils to freeze up or will not allow the compressor to switch on and it will not freeze like it should.

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