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This is the first time I am pluging in the refridgerator. It was transported on its side, and I let it sit for 32 hours. When I plug it in I am getting a high temperature warning. Is this normal?

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I believe it is ok. I have done the same thing, and when it got cold, the high temp alarm went away, just like it should.

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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:
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  2. Remove the food, defrost, and clean the freezer.
  3. Use blankets to protect the freezer finish from scratches.
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  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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May I safely transport a refrigerator laying on its side?

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Just found out not to transport a refridge on its back. i got home pluged it in it work fine for ten min. would it ever work again

Allow it 24 hours to sit in normal operating position and retry. You may have burned the compressor out through lack of oil, but chances are the system simply needs time to stabilize.

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did you transport it upright or laying down.... depending on who you talk to you will get a different answer... i have been in the appliance business for 18 years and have to say the more i hear they are transported laying down the more i hear troubles... either way after transported or moved they should be left sitting for approx. 24 hours to allow all the oil to settle back down,,,also could have developed a leak in the sealed system one of the refrigerant lines leaking.

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Against my better judgement, I layed my refridgerator down during transport from one location to another. I waited approx. 12 hours before I plugged it in and it is not cooling properly. Is there...


Here is a tip that I wrote on moving refrigerators...if you did not do it this way then you may well have ruined a perfectly good refrigerator.

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Good day,
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If a refrigerator lays on its back during transporatation (1hr) and doesn't cool after it gets pluged in, what should one do? I have already let it sit over night and now only the freezer is getting cold...

Hello there :
I will have to start out with a question for you after you had it laying down for the 1 hr did you leave it set for the minimum of 30 min or did you just plug it in and then after it did not perform right than did you unplugged it for the over night
cause if it is plugged in right after transportation the txv valve does not have enough time to allow the refrigerant to expell from the valve and upon restart this valve can fail leaving the freezer running ok but not the refrigerator Please keep me posted on this ok
Best regards Michael

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