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Old 07-19-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Will it harm my freezer lay it down flat to transport?

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probably not, but I strongly recommend against it. If you do lay it down make sure that when you get it back upright that you let it sit unplugged for a minimum of 24 hours. I would make every attempt to move it in the upright position.

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Depends on how old it is. Easier if you have someone with a pick up, just to help move it upright. Otherwise, go by the old rule, and let sit for about a day or so before plugging back in.
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you NEVER want to transport a fridge or AC on its side!! The compressor rides on 3 springs inside the hermetic shell. if you move it on its side the horizontal/ lateral force of bumps can over stretch/break the springs and ruin the compressor. they are meant to ride on those springs in a vertical motion.
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keep it up right if possible the oil will travel out of the compressor to the orifice and possibly wax up on restart...keep the doors tight with rope wrapped around frezzer and refrig section...if left open the gaskets will expand during tranport....
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I transported my fridge on it's side for a 40 minute trip over numerous bumps and potholes and let it sit 2 weeks (I was moving from an apartment so I just let it sit) and it runs just fine. No extra noises, no loss of cooling, etc...

I don't think my fridge had springs though, they looked like flexible rubber pads.
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Listen to yuri and biggles.
# 1 the springs are internal you can't see them if one breaks forget it.

#2 The oil will block up the cap tube forget about it.

#1 and 2 buy a new refrigerator.

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