Fridge upside down

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:15
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Does anyone know if it hurts to put your fridge upside down. Got back from Easter and the missus kindly cleaned out the fridge and turned it upside down for a few hours to dry out!-whoops. Its got the Danfoss BD35 compressor. I certainly wont be turning it on for a while as I understand they are oil filled.

Any ideas?
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Reply By: AK - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:32

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:32
I am no guro on 12v fridges but a normal 240v fridge with a standard compressor you would have to wait for the coolant to settle before turning on.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:53

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:53
it's not the refrigerant that you're waiting to settle, rather the refrigerant oil that needs time to settle and run back down to the sump before starting up, otherwise the compressor can wear out and overheat from lack of lubrication.

generally a half hour is the minimum time you need to give it, 2hrs would be great.
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Reply By: uther - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:10

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:10 brother looking over my shoulder (who is a fridge mechanic)....says yep all the above is correct...if that helps.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:12

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:12
Just as an aside comment..............If cleaning the fridge out..... once you have all water out...wipe the floor and sides with a rag and a bit of vanilla essence and let it dry. Then close the lid again. Keeps the inside fresh and smelling good.
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:29

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:29
Thanks for the tip Willem,

I filled my Waeco with Blue Swimmers on Friday morning which was really great on Friday afternoon when we got home and cooked them up however the smell of the juices and seaweed were a bit wiffy on Saturday morning when I got around to giving it a scrub out. I was away from home and did not get the chance to give it a rinse out when we cooked the crabs up (yeah I know, just plain slack!).

I can JUST smell the remnants still but I'll give it a go with the essence next time and see how it goes. I usually leave the lid off when it is not in use and that seems to prevent odours building up.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew R (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 09:23

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 09:23
Thank Guys,

I was worried that the oil might run into something it shouldn't, but it seems that it will be OK. Won't be using it for a few weeks but I will test it in a few days anyway.

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