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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.

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

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Refrigerator laying down

Never lay a fridge down if you can help it. if you do then leave it vertical for an hour before plugging it in.

Nov 27, 2013 | Admiral Refrigerators

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I have a Frigidaire model frs26r4cbb that my girlfriend brought home and she had to lay it on its side. I know you don't plug it up for at least 24 hours. It's been a week and going to put it in my house...

If you lay a refrigerator on its side you risk the oil from compressor running into the freon lines if that happens that unit will never run properly if it runs at all. But first thing first did you try more than one outlet not just the first 2?

Nov 09, 2013 | Refrigerators

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I bought a danby fridge dff280wdb at an auction it was not plugged in but is new with all the tags . i had to lay it on it's back to bring it home but i let it stand for 3 hours before plugging it

I would suspect there is no refrigerant in the system any more. Sounds like there was a leak (hissing and odor). Not worth getting it fixed if that is the case.

Feb 03, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Need to transport an Admiral refrig about 20 miles to my home. Can I lay it on its back or side. It's a newer model, within 5-7 years old, I'm guessing. Any problems doing that/

Hi Bill

Its not the best idea to lay it down at all, inside the "pot" the compressor is suspended on 3 springs and it can get dislodged which wreck the compressor. However if you can lay it over at not less than 30 degrees from the horizontal (maybe in a pick up) and try not bounce it too much you should be OK.


This is because some of the oil from the compressor can get swirled out around the system when it's transported, if you do not give it time to migrate back then the compressor WILL SEIZE UP

Hope this helps


Apr 20, 2011 | Admiral Refrigerators

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Moved unit, wont get cold

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.

Feb 14, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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We are going to purchase a fridge. Can we lay it on the side or back to transport it home without any problems


if the refrigerator is a new one it will be in a carton in order to protect it from scratching or having faulty .
On the carton you will see the description on it , just follow the instructions ,
But if the refrigerator does not comes with a carton you can lay it through it's side , that is the positions , because laying by the back side might break the gas pipe which will cause more damages to the refrigerator.
So lay it by it's side . Thanks and hope it help in solving the problem....

Jan 12, 2011 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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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.

Sep 21, 2010 | Sanyo SR-3660S Compact Refrigerator

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Can you lay a refrigerater down flat to transport it

Yes as long as the coils that carry the freon is located on the top side of the compressor when laying down. Look at the lines on the compressor. You should see 2 of them. 1 larger than the other. Imagine you are tilting the refrigerator. If the lines are on the right side you can it down on it's left side ok. If they are on the left side you lay the fridge down on it;s right side. Hope this helps.

Feb 13, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Fan is blowing but there is no cold air coming out

hi thanks for the question when you moved the fridge did you lay it down if you did lay it down then you have a big problem if the whole evaporator doesn,t get cold you have a compressor problem thanks the appliance doc

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