The first switching on of the refrigerator is a rather important moment on which the further normal operation of the equipment depends. Very often, many users do not know how to properly transport such a unit, and how long it takes to turn on the refrigerator after transportation. Therefore, we have prepared answers to the questions that every buyer faces when buying such equipment.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TURN ON THE REFRIGERATOR IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRANSPORTATION
The most common mistake of buyers is to turn on the refrigerator immediately after purchase. Since many of them do not know how long the refrigerator should stand after transportation, before putting it into operation.
Why can’t you turn on the refrigerator immediately after transportation? This is due to many factors, for example, sudden temperature changes between the street and the room, the type of transportation, the presence of packaging, and much more.
Therefore, experts advise not to turn on the refrigerator after transportation, thus preserving its functionality.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD PASS AFTER THE DELIVERY OF THE REFRIGERATOR
When you can turn on the refrigerator after transportation, namely the amount of time required to adapt the refrigerator, depends on the following factors:
- If the unit was transported in a horizontal position, it is necessary to wait from 6 to 8 hours;
- Vertical delivery in the warm season requires 2-4 hours of waiting and 4-8 in winter.
Transportation in the right case should be in an upright position, but if the equipment is of overall dimensions – delivery is possible in a horizontal position, and the angle of inclination is allowed up to forty degrees. When making a purchase, specify all the conditions of transportation. If the circumstances of delivery are not known to you and you do not know after how long you can turn on the refrigerator after transportation, then wait up to eighteen hours to confidently use the unit.
The above factors are due to the need to normalize the temperature so that the freon circulation circuit does not get machine oil from the compressor motor to avoid short circuits.
If you complied with the requirements – the first switching on of the refrigerator after transportation will guarantee long-term operation.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TURN ON AN EMPTY REFRIGERATOR
We have already found out how long you can turn on the refrigerator, now let’s see if you can turn it on empty or if it must be filled with food. Before the operation, you should turn on the refrigerator empty to stabilize the position and temperature for 2-3 hours, then the unit does not require this procedure. The only case when it is worth leaving it empty is defrosting, which is carried out when the power is completely disconnected, should be carried out once every 3 or 4 months. This procedure does not apply to refrigerators with the “No Frost” function.
WHEN TO FILL A NEW REFRIGERATOR WITH FOOD
After you have waited a certain time after transporting the equipment, you need to free it from the wrapping paper. The next step is to wipe the shelves and drawers well (without using any detergents). If you feel a strong smell from the plant, you can add a little vinegar to the water. After that, you need to plug the refrigerator into a grounded socket and adjust the temperature in its chambers.
At this stage, buyers often have a question: “How long should the refrigerator work when it is first turned on?” – experts advise 2-3 hours, after which you can fill it with food. Filling with food should not reach more than 50%, and avoid hot dishes and large dishes.
WHY THE REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT WORK AFTER TRANSPORTATION
In most cases, a newly purchased refrigerator will not work under the following conditions:
– non-compliance with the conditions of transportation, including the angle of inclination, speed, and quality of the road;
– inaccurate unpacking;
– lack of inspection of the refrigerator for damage upon receipt;
– ignorance of users about how long the refrigerator should not be turned on after transportation and turning it on even “for a minute” after receiving it;
– lack of regulated temperature during operation;
– incorrect position setting. Experts advise installing the refrigerator with a slight tilt back so that the door closes easily, to place it away from direct sunlight, the kitchen stove should be at a distance of at least 50 cm;
– overloading the unit with the number of products. The filling should be gradually increased, leaving free space.
If you have complied with all the conditions, but the refrigerator makes noise after the first switch on or does not turn on, try to disconnect it from the power supply, and leave it for several hours. Check the installation, and fastening of the compressor, and condenser, the amount of refrigerant may be higher than normal. Pay attention to the starting relay. If the breakdown is not found, the best solution is to call the master at home or contact the service center. It is a call to us and we will provide you with the best repair service IN ALL OF SAN DIEGO.