Freezer Moving Instructions

It is important to follow the below instructions when moving a freezer.  This includes moving an existing freezer to a new location or purchasing a new freezer and transporting it home.

Please use the following steps when relocating an upright or chest freezer:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the wall receptacle.
  2. Remove the food, defrost, and clean the freezer.
  3. Use blankets to protect the freezer finish from scratches.
  4. When transporting, keep the freezer in the upright position. There is no waiting time required before plugging the unit in.


If transporting it in an upright position is not possible, lay it down on the compressor side of the unit. Be careful to secure the door to prevent it from opening. Set it upright in its final location and allow the freezer to sit for the same amount of time that it was on its side (24 hrs max.). Do not plug the unit into the electrical receptacle without allowing this settling time. The unit can be damaged if it is plugged in prematurely.

 

Please follow the below instructions when purchasing a new upright or chest freezer and transporting it home:

Keep the freezer in the upright position. If transporting it in an upright position is not possible, lay it down on the compressor side of the unit. Be careful to secure the door to prevent it from opening.

NOTE: If it has been transported on its side, set it upright in its final location and allow the freezer to sit for the same amount of time that it was on its side (24 hrs max.). Do not plug the unit into the electrical receptacle without allowing this settling time. The unit can be damaged if it is plugged in prematurely.

If the unit was transported in an upright position there is no waiting time required.

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