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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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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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