It is a purpose. Water lines are needed for the Refrigerators to get the water they need to make ice. If your refrigerator doesnt have an ice maker or water dispensers, you dont need to connect it to a water line if you prefer not to use them.
Do you just plug in a refrigerator?
If youre wondering if you can lay a refrigerator down to move it, the quick answer is that, no, it should not be moved or stored on its side. If a refrigerator was set on its side at any point during moving it, do not plug it in for at least 24 hours once it has arrived at the installation location.
What happens if you dont let a fridge settle?
When a refrigerator is placed in a non-standard position (for example on its side), compressor oil can run out of the compressor and up refrigerant lines. So if you dont stand it upright and wait, the compressor will pump without sufficient oil -- not good.
How much does it cost to install a waterline for refrigerator?
A typical water line costs between $65 and $170 to run. The cost to install a basic refrigerator on a first floor kitchen with a water line is about $250. If you need an electrical outlet installed by an electrician, youll need to pay an average of $220-$750 per outlet.
How long can you keep water in a fridge water dispenser?
Once youve opened a container of stored water, try to use it within two to three days. It will last a bit longer in the refrigerator and you can stretch its shelf life there for about three to five days. After that, the water will remain safe to drink but may not taste as good.
Can I turn my fridge freezer on straight away?
When your fridge freezer first arrives, youll need to let it stand upright for around four hours before turning it on if its been transported horizontally. If your fridge freezer has been transported upright youll only need to wait for 30 minutes to an hour.
How long do you let a fridge sit after laying it down?
Once your fridge has been safely moved into the kitchen of your new home, it needs some time to settle before you can start using it. You should let it stand unplugged, in an upright position, for at least 4 hours to allow its compressor oil to settle. You can plug your appliance in once 4 hours have passed.