Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Bob Crane
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The guy at the appliance store told me that it was ok to lay them down as long as you let them set for 12 hours after turning them right side up before plugging them in.  The damage is caused by the oil in the motor being shifted to the side of the motor and needing to settle back to the bottom.

Jul 29, 2017 07:52 PM
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Doug Dawes
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Get some moving blankets and wrap them up or go to Uhaul and rent a truck for the day.

Jul 29, 2017 07:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I too recommend doing it the right way and renting a truck if you have too. I have heard the refrigerator will be okay if you don't plug it in or turn it on right away and allow the fluid to reseat.

Jul 29, 2017 07:35 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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I'd rent a truck, I'm a veteran of the wrong way...it's less expensive the right way.

Jul 30, 2017 09:13 AM
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Time to rent a truck for the day - far less expensive than replacing the appliances!

Jul 30, 2017 06:35 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I think I have to go with Debbie Reynolds' answer. I've personally never moved either of those appliances.... always sold my houses with them, so never had to move them.

Jul 30, 2017 04:00 AM
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Fred Griffin - comforters wrap around - the way the movers do!

Or even better, just hire them...

Jul 29, 2017 11:33 PM
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What Debbie Reynolds said about the fridge but, you need to stuff the washing machine 'tightly' or get a 'lock' at the hardware store to protect it. You can ruin them by moving without properly protecting them.

Jul 29, 2017 09:00 PM
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Wayne Martin
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I like Bob Crane's explanation! Makes sense! Good luck!

Jul 30, 2017 07:05 AM
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Fred Griffin Learned something new again today. Thanks Bob Crane !

Jul 30, 2017 06:54 AM
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Imitate the way of the elephant....slow but sure

Jul 30, 2017 06:43 AM
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Best of luck.  You gotta get it done.

Jul 30, 2017 06:33 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I would try to get some fenders to protect the outside panels.

Jul 30, 2017 06:32 AM
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Jul 30, 2017 06:10 AM
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Joe Pryor
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I would also be worried about damaging the SUV. Rent a pickup.

Jul 30, 2017 05:55 AM
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Dennis Swartz
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As long as you let the rrefrigerator stnd up for 4-8 hours before plugging it in, you should be ok

Jul 30, 2017 05:36 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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As Bob Crane wrote, particularly on the refrigerator to get the compressor oil back where it belongs

Jul 30, 2017 05:18 AM
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rent a truck... the smallest truck...or use a friend's truck... 

Jul 30, 2017 04:46 AM
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Lyn Sims
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For the washer, possibly towels to keep the drum straighter/tight while it's on it's side. I don't think there is anything you can do with a refrig.

You know, Home Depot only charges $18 for 70 mins which is really affordable for a truck.

Jul 30, 2017 04:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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Go to Uhaul, rent a pick up and appliance Dolly. I just killed a refrigerator but having my workers out it on its side

Jul 30, 2017 04:19 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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How big is your SUV ???

Jul 30, 2017 04:11 AM
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Fred,

I  agreee with Debbie Reynolds 

Jul 29, 2017 09:48 PM
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I use my open trailer...

Jul 30, 2017 08:45 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Happy Ending

        Friend's son got a guy with a trailer.  They moved the washer (and dryer) and refrigerator, "right-side up".  All is well!

Jul 30, 2017 03:11 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I will have to rely upon the advice your have received.

Jul 30, 2017 03:05 PM
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Call my husband the engineer - he knows about this stuff!

Jul 30, 2017 03:00 PM
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Belinda Spillman
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Yikes.   Might be worth renting a small truck from Home Depot for $20.

Jul 30, 2017 01:13 PM
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Will Hamm
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Hirer someone that is a professional,  easier on your back.

 

Jul 30, 2017 09:44 AM
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Heavy blankets around them.  Let them sit upright for 12 hours after they get to their destination.

Jul 30, 2017 09:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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This is way above my pay grade ... praying won't hurt. 

You have many great comments here. If the value of the appliances are worth more than a truck rental ... then perhaps that is the way to go.

I wish you all the best!

Jul 30, 2017 07:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No idea.

Jul 30, 2017 06:17 AM
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Well,

If you choose to ignore the 'proper way' then I would rely on the DIY examples of those images from the inspector.

Duct tape, cable ties, bungee cords and a homer bucket should be in the solution somehow.

Jul 30, 2017 05:58 AM