Can you plug in a fridge after moving it?

After transporting: If it has been necessary to transport the refrigerator on its side (ex. Top Freezer and SxS models), it should stand upright for an equal amount of time as it was on its side before plugging it in. If it was on its side for more than a day, leave standing for 24 hours before running.

Herein, what happens if you plug in a fridge after moving it?

A refrigerator should never be moved on it’s side. There is no guarantee the refrigerator will work if moved on it’s side. It left upright long enough for all the oil to drain back to the compressor everything might be okay. If plugged in to soon then the refrigerator may no longer cool.

One may also ask, why do you have to leave a fridge to settle? The short answer is to keep your fridge or freezer in proper working order. This is due to an oil which is present in the compressor on your appliance, an oil which, if leaked into the refrigeration system during movement, can cause a blockage once the appliance is turned back on.

Correspondingly, can you plug in a new refrigerator right away?

Let it stand In transit, your appliance gets shaken around, so it’s best to let everything settle before you plug it in. If it was transported upright, give it at least an hour before you plug it in. If it was transported on its side, turn it the right way up and leave it for at least four hours.

What happens if you don’t let a fridge settle?

After being transported, unless it’s been kept totally upright, the oil inside the compressor may leak into the refrigeration system. If the compressor is switched on before it’s settled it could be pumped around the refrigeration system and cause a breakdown due to a system blockage.

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