Do you still have to transport fridge's and freezer's upright?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NancyDz, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    My Fridge/freezer died last night.. I leave for vacation tomorrow morning, dont have time to shop for a fridge. So I'm buying a small freezer to save my frozen things. Will it be okay to lay on it's side in my SUV? The freezer is 2 years old.
    Thanks for any insight
     
  2. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    It if gets laid on it's side, you must leave it upright for 24-48 hours before turning it on.
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Thanks, I keep hearing conflicting info, some what you say, others say that was the older units and that new ones arent as finicky. I dont have many options or much time to figure this out. As it's completely unexpected and I am leaving early morning and have a full day of things to do already. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
  4. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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    That's what the vendor representatives told us when I was working at the home depot.
     
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, agree with GrayDragon
    If placed on side or back then they must be left to stand for 24 hours minimum otherwise you can destroy the compressor when you start it up.
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    When our last fridge went out we .called a bunch of friends said it was a byo BBQ, we had the meat, and did a cookout. Would you have a neighbor who has room?
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    When you turn them on their side the oil drains out of the compressor, actually the refrigerent flows out of the compresor and carries the oil with it. That's why they have to sit upright for awhile before you run them again.

    Steve in NC
     

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