A refrigerator should be transported in an upright position. Laying a refrigerator on its side can cause oil to leak into the cooling tubes, which may cause permanent damage.
Moving and transporting a refrigerator can be a difficult task because of its size. Several pieces of equipment can make the job a little easier. These include a large dolly, moving straps or strong rope and tape. All contents should be removed prior to transport and the drawers should be taped shut. The doors of the refrigerator should also be secured. An appropriate vehicle or trailer equipped with a ramp is also necessary to transport the refrigerator.Learn More
The only risk from putting tin cans with food in the refrigerator is that quality and flavor can suffer over time even if the can has a layer of plastic wrap over its top. The chemicals in the food interact with the tin, which threatens quality but not safety.Full Answer >
A fridge compressor works by raising the pressure of the refrigerant by constricting the vapor, then pushing it through coils on the outside of the unit. The compressor is one of five basic parts to a refrigerator. The other four are the refrigerant fluid, condenser and evaporator coils and the expansion device.Full Answer >
It takes up to 24 hours for a new refrigerator to reach the correct temperature. Avoid placing food or drinks into the refrigerator until it reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. The freezer must be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
A refrigerator may not be cooling because the compressor may not be running or the electricity may be out. If interior lights are out in the refrigerator, a breaker may have been tripped and needs to be reset.Full Answer >