We all have a fridge at home which is the best source to store our food items. We don’t think what happens if we leave the fridge on its side for a long time.
So, I am here with the answer that will surprise you and will make you wonder how long can a fridge lay on its side?
Let’s find out.
A refrigerator can lay on its side for several days without causing any damage. However, if a refrigerator has been laying on its side for a long period of time, the door might not close properly. It is important to make sure that the refrigerator is upright before storing food inside.
If a refrigerator lays on its side for a long enough time, it can crack the side of the refrigerator. It is best to check the manual to see how long it should lay on its side before it cracks.
A refrigerator will last longer if it is placed upright. A refrigerator should be laid on its side only if it is broken and it needs to be repaired. If it is in good working condition, then there is no need to change it to an upright position.
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First thing I would like to tell you is that it depends upon the weight of the refrigerator and its size. If you are having a heavy refrigerator then it will take a lot of time for it to get upside down. So, if you have a refrigerator that weighs more than 20 kg and is of a large size, then there is no chance that it will get upside down.
But, if you have a small fridge or a light-weight refrigerator then you need to be careful while keeping the refrigerator on its side. As it takes a longer time for it to get upside down and if you leave the refrigerator in this position for a long time then it may get damaged.
Let’s see what happens when a refrigerator gets upside down for a long time
The first thing that will happen is the temperature inside the refrigerator will rise, which will make your food items spoiled. If you keep the refrigerator in an open place, then the heat will increase rapidly.
Another thing that may happen is that if the humidity is high in the room where the refrigerator is placed, then there is a chance of corrosion of the refrigerator. If the humidity level is high then there will be a chance of condensation.