What should I keep in mind when moving my fridge?
Step 1: empty the refrigerator
First of all, make sure that your refrigerator is empty. Keep your food temporarily in another refrigerator or a cooler with cooling elements. In the winter it is also possible to temporarily store the food outside.
Step 2: Defrost the freezer
If your fridge has a freezer compartment, you'll have to defrost it before you move it. Depending on the size of the freezer compartment, defrosting might take a few hours. Make sure to defrost the freezer compartment a day in advance.
Step 3: securing parts
Make sure that loose parts do not slide, so that your refrigerator does not suffer any damage. Remove the drawers and the carrying platforms or stick them with tape or tape. Secure the refrigerator door with a strap so that it remains closed during transport. You tie the cord with a rope. This way you prevent the cord from getting into something and getting damaged.
Step 4: transport
You should preferably move a refrigerator upright with a hand truck or sling. When you move it diagonally or horizontally, oil gets into the compressor. If you then turn on the refrigerator immediately, the compressor compresses the oil, causing damage. Therefore, after moving, wait 4 hours until you switch on the appliance.