Question about Kenmore 12.8 cu. ft. / 362 liter Chest Freezer 13312
Hi Paul. Welcome to FixYa I am Kelly. Here is the straight scoop on laying any unit with a compressor down horizontally. When you do that the oil in the compressor flows into the coolant lines. There is a small risk of having the drier clog but if you are careful your will probably have no problems at all. The key is that after you stand it back up is to wait 30 minutes minimum before plugging it in. If you do not wait for all of the oil to gravity drain back into the compressor it can cause your freezer to run but never cool should the drier clog up with oil.
Just make sure you do the long wait after it is righted / moved and everything should be ok.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
As long as the freezer is not plugged in while on it's side and after you put it right side up you wait an hour to let all the compressor oil drain back to normal nothing bad can happen.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
Also, if you look at the compressor you'll see one side has a tube coming from it that is cut and sealed, you'll also see a small (thin) line on the same side. This is the high pressure line and the cut line is the tube that was used to process the system. Lay the freezer on the side that allows these tubes to be on the bottom. This way the oil will only go into the condensor and when you stand it upright again the oil will drain down back into the compressor if you give it time (advise you leave it for at least an hour or longer if you can). If it's put onto the evaporator side the oil can fill up the evaporator and may not all come back down to the compressor.
Posted on Dec 26, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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