How to Move a Fridge
If you want to make sure that you get a fridge moved easily and safely, then these basics should help you avoid any unwanted accidents and damage to your appliance. Start off by making sure that you pick up the following from us;
- Major Move Appliance dolly
- Stretching rope/moving straps
- Moving blankets
- Packing tape
Remove all of your food and drinks from the fridge – it should be totally empty before you start moving the fridge. You'll also need to defrost your freezer, so get everything out and unplug your fridge before bed. You should give it 5 - 8 hours to de-frost.
Next, remove all of your shelving from the inside. You might want to take a picture just to remind yourself of where the shelves go when it comes time to put them back in. The electrical cord may also pose a problem so consider taping it to the side of the fridge.
Carefully slide the fridge onto your appliance dolly and strap the fridge using the appliance dolly strap. Have somebody help you maneuver the fridge to the moving truck. If you are going up or down stairs, make sure to communicate effectively amongst each other to avoid any damage or injury – any miscommunication can be quite dangerous. Make sure the fridge is never placed on its side during any point of the move, as oils can seep into the cooling tubes.
If you need to lift the fridge up onto the truck, we recommend obtaining help from at least 2 people. The same can be said for moving the fridge up or down the stairs.
Once you get to your new location, don't plug the fridge back in for 2 - 3 hours as the compressor needs to take in all of the fluids. It may also take 2 - 4 days for a fridge to get back to maximum performance after it is plugged back in.
Remember, if you find moving your fridge is too big of a challenge, don't hesitateto hire an expert.