Some retailers charge for the installation of your refrigerator, so why don’t you try doing it by yourself. Trying to install your new refrigerator can be a really simple procedure. However, there are some things you should know. We will bring out some necessary things to your attention and direct you how to carry out the installation.
Since the refrigerators are heavy, maybe you should ask a friend or a family member to help you move it or unpack it. The first thing you should do is carefully choose the location. Ensure that it is not close to any heat sources like ovens, dishwashers, stoves or radiators.
Your refrigerator should be placed in a temperature between 55-110 degrees. If this is not possible, shield it with some proper materials. In addition, always leave a little space between the refrigerator and the wall or other things that could prevent good air circulation. If you are moving your refrigerator from another place, ensure that it is always standing upright. If it lays on the side, the oil could run out, or the freon. When it is not possible to move it in an upright position, lay it on the back.
After moving, leave it for a few hours so that the oil can come back to the compressor. If you have carpets in your kitchen, you can cut out a piece of vinyl and slide it under the refrigerator.
Carpets retain the heat, and it would burden the work of the refrigerator. Plug the refrigerator before you push it into its place. Once you have done all this, you should level the refrigerator.
It is required, because it can improve its look and support good performance. Put a level on top of it and turn the adjustment screws so that you can lower or raise it, depending on what you need to do. Make sure that the front of the refrigerator is somewhere around 1,5“ higher that the rear.
Check your user manual on how to install the ice-maker if it is available, or any other features you need. Your user manual should be put into a plastic bag and taped to the side of the refrigerator, so that it is always available when you need it. Never use extension cords with the refrigerators.
There is a great chance of electrocution, because liquids can run out. Your refrigerator is installed and ready for work.Let the refrigerator run for at least four hours before you put food that could spoil into it.
If it sounds more challenging than you thought, maybe you should consider hiring a professional. It is important to install it properly, because of energy efficiency, and good and long performance. A properly installed refrigerator will keep your food and drinks fresh and cold for a long time.