Moving an LG refrigerator safely requires careful preparation and handling to avoid damage and ensure it functions properly afterward. Here are the steps to move an LG refrigerator:
Before You Begin:
- Empty the refrigerator and freezer of all contents.
- Unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet.
- Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water line if your refrigerator has an ice maker or water dispenser.
- Remove Adjustable Shelves and Drawers: Take out any adjustable shelves, drawers, and accessories from inside the refrigerator and freezer. Wrap them in blankets or secure them separately.
- Secure Loose Items: Tape down any loose items inside the refrigerator and freezer to prevent them from moving during transit.
- Secure the Doors: Use tape or rope to secure the refrigerator and freezer doors. This will prevent them from swinging open during the move.
- Clean and Dry: Clean the interior and exterior of the refrigerator. Make sure it’s completely dry, especially around the door seals.
- Measure Doorways: Measure the width of doorways and hallways to ensure the refrigerator can fit through without any issues. Remove doors if necessary.
- Get Help: Moving a refrigerator is a two-person job. Enlist the help of a friend or family member to assist you.
- Use a Dolly: Place a dolly or hand truck under the refrigerator. Tilt the fridge back slightly and secure it to the dolly using straps or bungee cords.
- Move Carefully: Move the refrigerator slowly and with caution, especially when going up or down stairs. Use ramps if needed.
- Load in the Moving Vehicle: Carefully load the refrigerator into a moving truck or van. Secure it with straps to prevent it from shifting during transit.
- Transport Upright: Always transport the refrigerator in an upright position. Laying it on its side can damage the compressor and cooling system.
- Pad and Protect: Use moving blankets or padding to protect the refrigerator from scratches and dents during transit.
- Unpack and Settle: Once at your new location, carefully unload and position the refrigerator in its new spot. Allow it to sit upright for at least a few hours before plugging it in to allow any refrigerant to settle.
- Reconnect: Reconnect the water supply and plug the refrigerator back into the electrical outlet. Let it cool down before loading it with food.