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08-08-2012, 08:00 PM #1New Guest
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Polar Pak Self-Contained Refrigeration harmful position?
Want to start off by saying I am thankful to have found this community and in advance thank you all for any help and insight offered.
I recently purchase a used Polar-Pak walk-in freezer. It had been turned off for about 6 monthes before they sold it to me.
Right now I have the Self-contained Refrigeration sitting on its side for the past 2 days. The refrigeration tech who came to take a look today said its harmful to keep it in that position as the oil flows down into the fan (or fan area). As you can tell, I dont know anything about mechanics or refrigeration and I appricaite the patience.
He said that once we assemble it tomorrow, to not run it for a few days so the oil can go back down. I included some pictures to give a better idea.
Is the unit still safe and are there any negative reprocussions of keeping it in an altered position like this?
Thank you for the help and I know this must be a very silly question.
08-09-2012, 08:25 AM #2
You can't run a machine in a position other than intended by the manufacturer. I would put it in the designed use orientation for 48 hours before plugging it in.
08-09-2012, 11:25 AM #3
It should be fine. Get it set rite and let it sit for a day or so and fire it up. Oil will find its way home if charge is good.