How long does a fridge need to settle for after delivery?

Whilst you may want to turn your new fridge or American fridge freezer on straight away after delivery, it is important to allow your fridge to settle before switching the appliance on. Once your fridge has been safely moved into the kitchen of your new home and is in the desired position, you should let it stand unplugged, in an upright position, for at least 4 hours to allow its compressor oil to settle. The oil in a refrigerator protects the appliance’s parts, working to ensure that the appliance does not break down or deteriorate when in constant use.

Once 4 hours have passed, you can plug your appliance in. When doing so, make sure that the thermostat control is set to on. Before placing food into the appliance, allow your fridge some time to cool down to temperatures safe for food storage. This may take up to 12 hours.

For more information, including detailed videos that explain how to adjust the temperature in your fridge freezer and how to reverse the doors on your Beko fridge freezer, please read our detailed refrigeration how-to guide. Alternatively, for model specific information, please read your appliance manual. If you are concerned about your new Beko and you think it may have a technical problem, please find our contact details by clicking here. If you have misplaced your manual, don't worry you can download your appliance manual here.

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