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    Question Open Back on Kenmore Compact Refrigerator

    I just bought a Kenmore 3.1 cu.ft. compact refrigerator from Sears (Model 255.99763) for my son's dorm room. It has a separate door for the freezer. The back of the frige does not have a trap door covering the wiring, compressor, etc. It is just wide open at the bottom on the back side. Is this normal or am I missing something? I've never purchased a mini frige before. Seems like dust, bugs, critters could get in there and damage things.

    Also I'm hearing I shouldn't transport it on its side. We have a 1.5 hour ride to college and don't want to have to rent a uhaul for this thing. Any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Hi,

    The back of the frige does not have a trap door covering the wiring, compressor, etc. It is just wide open at the bottom on the back side. Is this normal or am I missing something?
    Nothing is missing, that is normal.

    Seems like dust, bugs, critters could get in there and damage things.
    Dust can collect there, but normally does not effect the operation at all.

    Also I'm hearing I shouldn't transport it on its side. We have a 1.5 hour ride to college and don't want to have to rent a uhaul for this thing. Any ideas?
    Picture is an EXAMPLE only:

    Open Back on Kenmore Compact Refrigerator-compressor-jpg The cold line or suction line and the hot line or discharge line are often on the same side. The other left over tube is an process tube and as you can see goes no where. If we have to lay the refrigerator on it's side, laying it on the process tube side will prevent the oil inside the compressor from running up the working lines. Also, if possible place a book or small box at the top of the refrigerator so it is not laying completely flat ( top is slightly higher than the bottom ). If the trip is 1.5 hours long, once at the location allow the refrigerator to stand uprite at least the same amount of time ( 1.5 hours ) unplugged....once that time is up you can plug the refrigerator in and use it.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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