Are you thinking about transporting your refrigerator in connection with the purchase of a new model or a change of residence? You should agree: it is silly to spoil your expensive equipment because of violations of the rules of transportation. Therefore it is better to find out in advance whether it is possible to transport the refrigerator lying down and how it should be done.   The important role of the correct position Refrigeration equipment of different brands works on a similar principle. The cooling system is a closed circuit, consisting of many thin tubes.   Conventionally, it is divided into two parts: the evaporator, located inside, and the condenser, installed on the outer rear wall. Basically, these components are implemented in the form of a coil, contributing to the effective absorption and release of heat.   The operating system of the refrigerator is filled with freon, which moves continuously through the tubes, alternately changing its aggregate state.   The cooling cycles follow the same pattern:   – gaseous refrigerant is evacuated from the evaporator and enters the compressor; – the substance is compressed and sent under high pressure to the condenser; – during condensation, the freon turns into a liquid and is cooled, releasing heat into the environment – the liquid flows through the filter drier and is sent to the evaporator through a narrowed capillary tube – the pressure of the refrigerant drops, causing it to boil; evaporating into a gas, freon absorbs heat from the inner chambers, cooling the space evenly.   Then freon vapor is evacuated again and the cycle repeats. The compressor is the main functional element in the process.   It pumps the refrigerant, creates the necessary pressure in each part of the system, and is responsible for the uninterrupted transfer of heat from inside to outside. The stable and silent operation of the motor is maintained by being suspended from the frame and immersed in oil.   Any damage to the tubing system, displacement, or detachment of the compressor from the hangers results in major breakdowns requiring complex repairs.   Disturbing the normal functioning of the cooling system is easiest when transporting the product. That is why it is necessary to approach such a question with maximum responsibility.   Problems in case of infringement of rules of transportation Ignoring the established rules of transportation of the refrigerator, the owners of technology are faced with many unpleasant consequences. The most common cause for panic occurs when, after installation in a new place and connection to the network, the appliance refuses to work or functions faulty.   Often this is due to worn products mixing with oil, causing the motor to jam in units already in operation.   It can also be caused by the fact that the oil melted during transport has not yet had time to drain back into the compressor fully. In turn, the compressor will not start without sufficient lubrication.   In most cases, the problem can be solved without losses by letting the equipment stand and acclimatize: 8-16 hours after horizontal transport, 2-4 hours in warm weather, and 4-6 hours in freezing winter conditions. The longer and harder the journey, the more time will be needed to stand still.   If after the specified time the refrigerator continues to work incorrectly, it makes sense to talk about more serious factors that caused the failure. One of the typical breakdowns includes freon leakage, provoked by depressurization and various mechanical damages as a result of improper transportation of the appliance.   It is defined by several signs:   The compressor works, but the refrigerating capacity of the appliance is noticeably reduced; The equipment does not turn on, but the lights in the chamber work; After starting, the unit starts operating but soon shuts down; An audible or visual indicator is activated to indicate a critical temperature increase inside the appliance. Having detected similar signs, it is necessary to find the place of the leak, replace the filter drier and recharge the equipment with freon. This operation is quite complicated and dangerous, so it is better not to try to cope with it on your own.   The next point that can affect the operation of the refrigerator is the breakdown of the compressor. During transportation, the contacts are often broken, and the springs that hold the rotor come off.   Because of this, the appliance may not turn on at all, one of its sections stops working and the characteristic knocking of the motor appears. Since the compressor has a non-dismantle construction and it is necessary to replace it with a new one, the repair is likely to be expensive.   Buying a new refrigerator for your home or moving to another place of residence, it is necessary to think over all possible nuances and competently organize its transportation.   Not only the preservation of the aesthetic appearance of the equipment depends on it, but also its stable and trouble-free operation later on.    It’s time to call for professional appliance repair in San Diego county. San Diego Appliance Repair Service is here to help with professional and experienced appliance repairs.   Contact us   (619) 719-5005   [email protected]