Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:55 PM
I have literally moved thousands. I would let them stand upright the same length of time they laid down.
Example: 30 minutes down=30 minutes upright.
A 45 degree angle is insignificant.
I've had customers who have done this based upon instructions from lowes, and have screwed up their fridges.
Moving up stairs or a 45 degree angle does not create a sufficient angle to cause oil migration. I am specifically talking about the rules for laying down vs standing time.
24 hr rule is still best but I've had customers who have ruined their fridges that way as well. If you have to, try and keep the refrigerator turned so the refrigerant lines are above the compressor. I still will not do it (lay it down, that is) and void any warranties for customers who lay their fridges down for any amount of time, regardless of how long they stand it up before using it, period
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.
The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist
"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist
"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.