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  • Also, somebody told me not to plug it in right away - to wait 30-45 minutes for the coolant to settle or I could ruin it! I can't believe that. Anyone who knows about this stuff I sure could use some help. The store I bought it from is useless. All they wanted to do is sell it. Many thanks to any who help with constructive answers. I never had to do this before so I don't know what the heck to do.
    • Jewels Vern
      If the unit was on its side for a while, it is good to wait a few minutes for everything to settle to where it normally settles to.
  • I can't believe nobody knows the answer here. I am going to be bummed out if I lose alot of food because I didn't know how to prepare ahead of time. I looked in Google and found nothing. I thought you all knew everything, or at least someone would know about this. Guess not.
  • You need to go to the manufacturers web site and look for the owners manual. For example I just got a frigidare. I went to their web site and put in the model # and downloaded the owners manual before it got here. Mine suggested 8-12 hours before loading with food. Good luck and enjoy your new fridge.
  • i'm having the same dilemma!!! Sorry I don't know either, hence why I came here.....
  • Perhaps you can keep the food in coolers with ice or even put a bag of ice in the new fridge to help things along?
  • If the food is already cold, the new refrigerator will get cold as soon as you load it. Because, you know, the food is already cold. The machinery only takes a few seconds to produce cold air.
  • I'm an appliance technician. I know it's probably been a while ago that you asked this question, but I'm posting for anybody who needs this info in the future. First off, you have to wait about 3-4 hours before actually plugging it in after delivery. The reason is that there is oil in the base of the compressor. During transportation, the oil can go into the tubes which is NOT good. You have to wait a few hours before the oil sets properly at the bottom so that it doesn't block the refrigeration system where the freon circulates. After you wait a few hours to plug it, it takes about 6-8 hours for the temperatures to stabilize throughout the fridge and freezer. Depending on the model of fridge you got, you might have a cycle called 'Power Freeze' or 'Power Cool'. This is a 4 hour cycle that forces the fridge to cool down ASAP. I hope my answer can help somebody. On my appliance repair website, there are some FAQ's in the 'services' section of the site. Cheers!

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