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    RE moving and a fridge freezer!

    I am having to do all this technichal shizz myself, and basically i dont have a clue! I have a massive american fridge freezer thing, and need to know when do i turn it off prior to moving? Also does it have to stand at the other end for so long?
    Someone please help, i'm getting so miffed with all this shizzle!!!

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    not sure how long to unplug untill u move it but i had to leave my normal fridge for 20 mins before plugging it bk in to allow the gases inside to settle wen i moved mine

    just turn it off at the wall methinks :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Ive been told to unplug at least the day before, is this right? And only 20mins the other end...really!?

    I dont know when to turn it off but i thought it was 4 hours to settle before plugging in and then 24 hours before you use it x

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    tinkerbell28;6072666

    I am always told by removals 24 hours before 24 hours after for gasses to … I am always told by removals 24 hours before 24 hours after for gasses to settlle.


    Before plugging it in, or before opening it?

    Banned

    depends how long its gonna be off for if its just getting plugged in same day then leave it on for removals and theyll take care of it...just make sure you empty it....some removals wont even be bothered as long as there are no breakablles inside.

    couple of hours max at the other end.....fridges arent made like they used to be

    When I moved, I just left the doors open on mine (with no food in it obviously, lol) the evening before, then when it got to its new home, I let it stand for another day before plugging it back in. Recently bought a new fridge freezer and the delivery men said it had to be left for 24 hours too :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    casparwhite;6072711

    depends how long its gonna be off for if its just getting plugged in same … depends how long its gonna be off for if its just getting plugged in same day then leave it on for removals and theyll take care of it...just make sure you empty it....some removals wont even be bothered as long as there are no breakablles inside.couple of hours max at the other end.....fridges arent made like they used to be


    Its gunna be in tranist for 28hrs.

    Original Poster

    I think i will just unplug sunday morning, in transit monday/tuesday then plug back in weds, anyone agree with this?

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    Lulu'sMammy;6072721

    Its gunna be in tranist for 28hrs.



    just empty it completely then.....presume its frost free:) once its empty you can turn it off doesnt matter when....removals should pack it last so it comes out first and you can switch it on by the time they leave


    i help run a removals company in australia;)

    id clean it throughly firs though otherwise you may get slight mould growing or smelly bacteria if in transit that long with the warm weather

    Original Poster

    casparwhite;6072740

    just empty it completely then.....presume its frost free:) once its empty … just empty it completely then.....presume its frost free:) once its empty you can turn it off doesnt matter when....removals should pack it last so it comes out first and you can switch it on by the time they leavei help run a removals company in australia;)


    Cheers babes, whats the whole problem with it like, will the gases explode or something lol? I assume i be able to put frozen food in it the next day yeah?

    Banned

    Lulu'sMammy;6072753

    Cheers babes, whats the whole problem with it like, will the gases … Cheers babes, whats the whole problem with it like, will the gases explode or something lol? I assume i be able to put frozen food in it the next day yeah?



    its the old style fridges with the elements and stuff on the back where you have to watch for the gasses.... these days they are made slightly differently....if its gonna go horizontal for a period of time or upside down at all(it happens in tricky spaces over balconys n stuff) then yeah leave it longer but regular transport should be ok pretty much straight away to turn on although we generally leave it a couple of hours and they boys would switch on by the time theyve finished getting everything in and organized and installed wash machines , built beds etc etc

    Original Poster

    Right okie cokie, many thanks, i ain't cut out for all this technichal dribble lol!! Give me a gun anyday!
    Cheera all happy days

    tinkerbell28;6072666

    I am always told by removals 24 hours before 24 hours after for gasses to … I am always told by removals 24 hours before 24 hours after for gasses to settlle.



    + 1

    we bought one 3 years ago.
    first one arrived from Comet, delivery men told us to leave it about 6-8 hours before plugging it in. when we did plug in it did not work.
    2 weeks later and the replacement arrived. The next lot of delivery men actually plugged it in themselves, when I queried this with them they said it was fine and we did not need to wait. So it looks like even the experts are not sure on this one.

    When should I turn off old fridge freezer before new model arrives and the old one gets taken away to recycle it? This is frost free is well!

    FIXY

    When should I turn off old fridge freezer before new model arrives and … When should I turn off old fridge freezer before new model arrives and the old one gets taken away to recycle it? This is frost free is well!



    Five years.

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