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Help we just got a fridgeadire side by side and we had to lay it down to get it home and it don't get cold

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When we purchased a refrigerator and had to lay it down to get it home, we were told by the salesperson to let it stand upright for 24 hours BEFORE plugging it in. This was to allow the oil to return to the compressor.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Did you let it sit for atleast an hour before you plugged it in?

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