Moving a refrigerator. Any advice?

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  1. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Hi All,

    Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who will be observing it. Rather than spending it with my family, I am stuck packing up to move apartments over this long weekend.

    My question is: I have a Whirlpool Freezer-on-top model, prolly 18-19 cu.ft. frig, which was purchased new in 1999 from Best Buy. Is there anything I should know about moving a frig? I talked the specialist who is moving my HDTV to move the frig as well, he seems to know how to move heavy appliances. I guess I'm wondering if there's anything I should do before he gets here. Obviously the frig will be cleaned and empty. But should I power down before he gets here, and how long before? Or leave it on until just before he arrives? Never done this before so any advice would be great.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dean Cooper

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    You can unplug the fridge anytime you like, once its empty. Most fridges have wheels on the bottom of them to help move them in to position, but a lot of them don't. If your fridge doesn't, use some upside down carpet under the legs of the fridge so you don't damage the floor. A fridge dolly with tracks on the back is incredibly useful if stairs are involved.

    Dean
     
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    I'm with dean, a big appliance dolly is a must, they really do make it easy.
    I swapped fridge's with an apartment upstairs all by myself with just a dolly it's so easy [​IMG]
    just be sure to keep the fridge upright, don't lay it down (Duh! [​IMG] )
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    Thanks for the advice so far. I am pretty sure this guy will have an appliance dolly as he is the guy who moves HDTVs for the local high end shop (and they move a lot of big sets). I'll ask just to be sure.

    Okay so I can leave it plugged in up until the day he comes. He comes Sunday after 5pm so I'll prolly unplug it around noon or so.

    Anything else I should know?

    TIA!
     

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