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How to Move a Two-Door KitchenAid Refrigerator
If you want to move a two-door KitchenAid refrigerator to clean it, you must have cardboard on the floor in the path through which you will take it. All full-size refrigerators are heavy and may cause damage to the floor without protection. Pull the refrigerator straight out; do not walk or wiggle it, as it may tear the floor, especially if it is wood. You may need an assistant to help you move the appliance since it is heavy.
If you are moving it from one house to another or one room to another, you may need an appliance dolly. That is unless you have several people to help carry it. Keep it as upright as possible so that the compressor oil does not flow into the cooling lines and the refrigerant remains settled. If you have to transport it to another destination, keep it upright, and if space is an issue, you can lay it down on one side.
An older KitchenAid refrigerator uses refrigerant 12, so keep the unit upright for at least 24 hours without turning it on after moving it to your destination. A newer model may use refrigerant R-134A, so you must keep it upright for at least 15 minutes before connecting it to electric power. Improper care during and after transportation can damage the compressor beyond repair.
Note: These steps also apply to other KitchenAid refrigerator models. This article on how to move a refrigerator explains more about safely moving your appliance from one destination to another.
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