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NEW REFRIGERATOR TRANSPORTED ON SIDE YESTERDAY IT WON'T START COOLING 24 HOURS LATER HOW LONG SHOULD WE EXPECT IT TO TAKE AND SHOULD IT BE PLUGGED IN OR OFF???

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It is very likely that oil may have traveled into the refrigerant tubing from the compressor. It may take a couple of days to let it drain back, or it may not drain back at all because of the way the bends are made in the tubing.
You may have to have this unit serviced by a qualified technician. The technician may be able to pull a vacuum on the unit and save it from the junk pile.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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