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    Good morning.Just want to know if a normal kitchen fridge still have to stand upright went transported.It is still new and in its box?
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    Definitely yes
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    It can be laid down. BUT Must stand upright for atleast 12 hours before starting

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan zimmerman View Post
    It can be laid down. BUT Must stand upright for atleast 12 hours before starting
    Surely not that long?

    Two hours tops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan zimmerman View Post
    It can be laid down. BUT Must stand upright for atleast 12 hours before starting
    Not according to LG. If the fridge is brand new and under warranty probably better not to transport it laying down.

    https://www.lg.com/hk_en/support/product-help/CT20136028-1431691355026-moving-the-refrigerator


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    I have transported a few fridges and freezers over the years. All laying on there side if its a long journey. Never had a problem . The gas is the motors lubricant. When it lays on its side the gas moves into the condenser and thats why you have to stand it upright so long to make sure the gas returns to the motor before start up.

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    My one fridge (HiSense) clearly stated on the box it must remain upright for transport, AND must be left static after transporting in an upright position for at least 4 hours before turning it on

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    Yes it can be transported flat.

    What's important are the pipes that come out the compressor tank, point up not down. Be careful of damaging the radiator and pipes at the back. and watch the door handles if they stick out. watch denting the sides.

    If pipes point down oil, etc gets into the pipes and can cause blockages. however leaving the fridge standing for 24 hours, fluids drain back into the tank. But easier to place the fridge on the one side so the pipes point up, so oil does not get into the pipes.

    And leave standing for 24 hours or longer before starting.

    I googled this extensively, when I needed to transport a fridge through the Transkei and leave it flat on a trailer for a few days.

    And yes old school fridges could not be transported on its side, hence the warning on the fridge that has been carried over from the old days.

    And manufactures protecting them selves, as they know you can't wait 24hours before making the beers cold.

    Make sure trays inside the fridge are secure and sometimes the water defrosting bucket that sits on top of the motor is loose and needs fitting correctly, after standing the fridge upright. and the 3 pin plug, watch that it does not get caught under the fridge when lying the fridge flat.

    The one article said, it must be left upright for 12 hours minimum or it must stand up right for as long as it lay on it's side before starting. longer the safer.
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