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Can a frigidaire be transported long distance laying down? Or must it be in an upright position?

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Hi,

You can lay a fridge down if you do it right...this tip will tell you how to do it so that it will work again when you get it moved and set it back up.

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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.


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Can the fridge/freezer be transported in a horisontal position over a distance of 230 km. What must be done to ensure that the gas pipes do not get damaged in the process.


lay it on one side or the other . but it is not recommended to be laid down at all . if it is however it must stand upright for a minimum of 48 hours before using it .

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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.

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I have to transport a refrigerator - Model # ED25PWXBW00 (side by side) approximately 100 miles. Can I lay it down? What will happen if I do?


As far as I know, you can transport a refrigerator laying down but you should leave it upright for 24 hours BEFORE you plug it in.

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Can I lay down an Emerson 4.6 cu ft refrigerator to fit in my car to transport


Even though it's not the preferred method of transport, it's OK to lay a refrig down for moving, even new R134a if you pay close attention to the refrigerant lines.

Determine where the suction line runs up into the freezer. This is the largest tube connected to the compressor, and is usually (though not always) visible running up the back of the cabinet.

As long as the refrig is laid down on whichever side allows this line to stay 'high', there'll be minimal oil migration, and when you arrive at your destination, just stand it upright for an hour or so and it'll be fine. Obviously, the shorter the trip, the better.

If the suction line runs up the door handle side, just duct-tape the doors securely closed before you lay it down to keep them from opening and getting damaged. It helps to lay a block of wood under the top end, just to keep it inclined a bit, too.

I've been moving refrig's for some 32 years now, and while moving them in an upright position IS best, sometimes you just can't. I work out of a van, and have often laid both refrig's and upright freezers down for transport with no ill effects.

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Layed down freezer to transport in car for long journey left 4 hrs before start up working fine freezing but side edge behind door seal feels quite hot since


this is normal until all the freon has had a chance to get recirculated throgh the system.
make sure the evaporator fan is also working in order to properly cool the freezer.

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I am moving and need to lay the fridge on its side, but have been told you cannot do so, is this correct?


You do not want to lay that refrigerator on its side because the refrigerant will leave the compressor and fill the system with liquid refrigerant where it should only be existing in a gaseous state, and if the refrigerator is tilted far enough over or lay-ed onto its side then the refrigerator will have to stand up-right and un-plugged for at least 24 hours before the liquid refrigerant will settle back down where it belongs, and then the refrigerator should actually function again if there was no other damage caused when moving the unit.

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I have a toshiba 65H82 tv i need to move to my new house. can i lay it down or does it have to be upright?


Move it upright best for the tv.These tvs have chemicals in it three CRT tubes colors guns.

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A church member donated a freezer to our church, I had to lay in down to transport it. I plugged it in , the light came on but after five days it did not cool ,one bit. Did harm the unit by laying it down?


You pluged it back in after you laid it doun. You needed to let it stand back up to let the freon to get to the condencer. You can try to unplug it for 2 days now to see if the freon will go back down or you might need to have it serviced now.

Good Luck

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