i am planning on buying a mini fridge for my daughters dorm room and i
am wondering if it's okay to transport one whilst lying down(sideways)
so as to fit in my backseat. will this damage the unit in any way?
leave it vertical for a couple of days before plugging it in to let the oil
settle out. sometimes the compressor will fall off it's mounts if it's not
vertical, so yes, it's possible that it could be damaged in certain cases. i
can't see yours from here, please hold it up higher.
on 12/3/2009 11:40 AM (ET) cj wrote the following:
I have the Haier 4.6 refrig/freezer on that page. I don't see why it
can't be transported sitting upright on a seat. It is only 26" tall, 20"
wide, and 19" inches deep.
I've seen bigger people driving the car.
We bought that exact black fridge you showed in your link. I threw it in the
car on it's side and I basically rolled it around getting the cardboard
rippped off and out of it's packaging. I plugged it in right after getting
it out of the crate. It hasn't been shut off in about 4 years and it works
great. Maybe I was lucky ...but haven't had any problems with it. Jim
Advice we had from the manager/owner of refrigeration company was to
have any fridge after being transported not upright, stand up for at
'least several hours' before operating. He wryly mentioned that over
the years he'd got quite a lot of profitable 'warranty' work as a
result of people buying a new fridge and transporting it home laying
down in the back of a pickup! Then plugging it in right away!
We figured he should know and have followed his advice.
Since one often one does see fridges here being delivered or
transported that way; upright, the word must be that is best?
Terry. Eastern Canada.
PS. Often thought about buying one of those ex-hotel (mini bar
fridges) sometimes on the go here for around $60. (Around 40 quid?)
I did see a solid state dorm room fridge at Wally World a while
back that has no compressor. It uses the Peltier thermoelectric
device like the portable coolers for 12VDC automotive use. You
can transport those units upside down with no adverse effects.
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