Moved Freezer on Back. Out of Luck?

Old 07-12-08, 09:56 AM
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Question Moved Freezer on Back. Out of Luck?

Several Years ago, I acquired a nice upright freezer for my garage. It worked great when went to pick it up, however when I got it to my house and plugged it in it did not.

Come to find out that transporting an upright freezer on its side/back is not a great idea.

So here is the question, is there any thing I can do to get this thing working? I have tried it several times through years and it still does not work. Is it just garbage now? (I hope not).

Any info would be appreciated.


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Old 07-13-08, 09:15 AM
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There is a long shot try to make it start. Buy a 3 in 1, hard start device, wire that in and try it. If this won't work, nothing will without a compressor change out. This device has the overload, start relay, and start capacitor, giving the compressor more starting power than what you have now.

Old 07-13-08, 02:33 PM
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IS this a manual defrost freezer or a frost-free model? It may just be stuck in a defrost cycle if it is a frost free model. Do you hear any noises eminating from the compressor area when you plug it in? A buzz and click would indicate a compressor problem and as himeros said, you may want to try a 3 in one or hard start kit before giving up. If you dont hear anything check for loose or misconnected wires UNPLUG FIRST. good luck

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