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Will I need to defrost a frost-free freezer before I move house?

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This may be a silly question but I'm moving home in a few days and there's no ice in my freezer as it's a frost-free one but does anyone know what the advice is about whether I'll still need to turn …
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
This may be a silly question but I'm moving home in a few days and there's no ice in my freezer as it's a frost-free one but does anyone know what the advice is about whether I'll still need to turn it off the night before before to defrost it? Any advice greatly appreciated!
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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The freezer should be switched off for at least 12 hours before moving.
Models and age could differ - some say to defrost completely,
check with manual if still have or a local retailer.
Take the opportunity to run down the contents and empty /defrost/clean,
then refill completely.
Also, one moved, should be left on for at least 12 hours (check model/age)
to settle before using again.
Good luck with the move.
#3
Its frost free so it dosent need defrosting !
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Fan50
The freezer should be switched off for at least 12 hours before moving.
Models and age could differ - some say to defrost completely,
check with manual if still have or a local retailer.
Take the opportunity to run down the contents and empty /defrost/clean,
then refill completely.
[COLOR="Red"]Also, one moved, should be left on for at least 12 hours (check model/age)
to settle before using again.[/COLOR]

Good luck with the move.


[COLOR="red"]Should actually leave it off once moved and you have it where it is going to be sitting in your new house for a couple of hours to let the gases in the bottle settle.[/COLOR]
#5
Thank you for all your advice - still a bit confused but guess I'll turn it off the night before even though ther's no apparent ice anywhere to be seen just to be safe! I knew I had to leave it to settle for a few hours in new house but didn't realise it was 24 hours - at least with this freezing weather I can leave milk etc. outside, but just means the xmas food shop will now be even more delayed - such fun!
1 Like #6
Its frost free, if you have ice then you have a problem, you dont need to leave it settle for 24 hours, 2 or 3 will be plenty, as long as its been transported upright you will be ok
#7
deanos
Its frost free, if you have ice then you have a problem, you dont need to leave it settle for 24 hours, 2 or 3 will be plenty, as long as its been transported upright you will be ok


Thanks - it will be upright and we're only moving a few mins down the road although it's down a bit of a hill so guess that means it won't be upright!! In the past I've only waited a few hours with previous freezers and they have been fine so maybe I'll chance it and if not, there's always hot deals to look out for a nice new one in the sales!

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