Can a stand up freezer be transported while laying on its side?

July 5, 2007 7:58pm CST
I was suppose to get a freezer delivered today but my cousin called to say he can't bring it because people are saying once you tip an upright freezer onto its side it will ruin the freezer for good. Is this true? So far half of the people we call to ask says yes and the other says no? Does anyone out there no for sure? I will call a department store but I am just wondering how many people actually would know this information. I will let you all know once I find out but I am curious to know if you all know?
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
I don't think a stand-up freezer should be transported laying on its side. I don't really know the 'deeper' reason but I have noticed that whether or not the vehicle is full or not, stand-up freezers are always transported standing up. Since the time I saw your topic, I can't help but notice transporting of freezers/fridge, and they always let it stand up. So I think it's supposed to be transporting standing up then. Maybe the parts cannot hold it up when it's laid on it side. But if you'd really want the deeper reasons, why don't you call up a store and ask if they've tried laying down stand-up freezers.
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• Canada
10 Jul 07
Hi, thanks for your comment. I agree with you. After reading your comment I would of said no don't bring the freezer but it is to late the freezer arrived yesterday! My cousin did lay it down and we plugged it in when it got here and it worked great right of the bat. Oh actually we did let it stand up for a couple of hours first before plugging it in. We don't know why we did that but we did! We then plugged it in and it is working great. But you are right you never see a stand up freeezer laying down so it is good to assume you can't do that. The next time I am at Sears or another department store I will ask for sure to see what their policy on that is! Thanks for commenting.