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Transporting a 2nd hand fridge-freezer
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johanne
Old 15-08-2005, 8:42 AM
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Default Transporting a 2nd hand fridge-freezer

i am buying a fridge-freezer 2nd hand off a friend.. (momeysaving as he only wants 60 cheaper than a 2nd hand shop) ... another friend is helping me move house by lending me his van.. (for free ) but he said to me "you know you cant lie down a fridge freezer thats already been used so i'll have to move it stood up right and that wont fit in my transit" :confused:

I didnt know this was the case? Is it true? Can a fridge-freezer thats been used be lay down to transport it? If not am i going to have to hire another bigger van just to move that?

Thanks in advance.. didnt know where else to ask.
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Old 15-08-2005, 9:18 AM
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I have transported them on their sides before and not had any problems. They are tested prior to shipping so whats the difference between an "new" one and a used one being put on their side?

I did read somewhere you should leave them in place for 12 hours before switching on though........
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Old 15-08-2005, 9:24 AM
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Try not to lay it down flat but at an angle if possible. All to do with the gas of the cooling system inside the fridge that could create an air lock if trapped in the pipes and stop the fridge from functioning. I am not too sure why your friend mentions a difference between new and 2nd hand....new fridges are tested before leaving the factory anyhow so..??....Whatever you do, please ensure that you rest your fridge for at least 6 to 8 hours in its place of use. Then plug and switch on. This will give the gas time to settle and any air inside to rise where it should rise to.
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Old 15-08-2005, 9:27 AM
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If you do have to lay the fridge down let it stand for 12 hours before turning it on!
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Old 15-08-2005, 10:22 AM
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I always leave them standing for 24 hrs before plugging them in again. Never had a problem. Used to have a job delivering them.



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Old 15-08-2005, 10:42 AM
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Old models of fridges (and maybe some recent ones too) had their compressor suspended with quite soft spiral springs. For transportation of such a frige (especially in non-vertical position) compessor should be fixed with special bolts.
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Old 15-08-2005, 11:01 AM
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I shifted quite a few FF's, The last one was one of those huge american jobbies, so I asked to importers why this "don't lay them down" idea was believed. Apparently the compressors have oil in the bottom of them and this is in fact designed to mix a bit with the gas that does the actual cooling so all you need is for the two to separate out again, they said that the 12 hour bit was somewhat excessive and that a couple of hours was all that was needed. I must say that over I think; 10 house moves; I've never had a problem.
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Old 15-08-2005, 7:30 PM
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i found the sides are quite easily dented unless your really careful, or lay it on the side that may be hidden!?
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I moved mine stood up in a box transit, but I didnt secure it with ropes !

Crash - at least twice it flew over in the back of the van and caused a few dints and dents but still worked !!
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Old 14-09-2007, 8:35 AM
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Wow, thanks for all your comments guys. Just bought a FF off ebay and had heard that you shouldnt move them lying down, really useful to read everyone's advice. I didn't know about leaving them for a few hours before switching them on either. I have instructed the man delivering it accordingly!!
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