How to Inspect a Refrigerator shipping

Large home appliances such as a refrigerator are often brought to the house by the store’s delivery service. The advantage of the typically optional service is that the store’s trained installers produce the refrigerator and ensure that it is installed correctly and running before you join for the unit. A thorough inspection of the refrigerator is necessary before signing the papers, because the store will not likely cover any discrepancies or problems not noted on the shipping documentation.

Clear a path from the kitchen to the front door to permit the installers to remove the old refrigerator (if needed) and put in the new one. You may want to brush or sweep behind the old refrigerator before the new one is put into position.

Inspect the packing in which the refrigerator was sent before the installers un-crate the unit. Note any damage to the box or packaging, as that damage may signal a delivery issue that might have caused damage to the refrigerator.

Locate the fridge’s serial and model numbers following the installers remove the outer packaging. Use a torch if you can’t see the numbers to read them obviously. Compare the numbers on the refrigerator to the figures on the bill of lading along with your receipt to ensure that you’re receiving the specific model that you ordered.

Examine the refrigerator inside and out, paying special attention to any places corresponding to hurt that you found on the outer packaging. Inspect carefully for any dents or scratches on both the inside and exterior of the refrigerator. Pull out the shelves and scrutinize each shelf, like examining the bracket to ensure that it is protected. Remove and re-insert every drawer and sliding shelf, checking for a smooth performance of the glides. Report any issues discovered to the installers and have them list your concerns on the paperwork. If you find no damage, allow the installers to proceed with the installation.

Open the refrigerator and freezer doors once the unit is set up and then check to see that the compressor is operating, that the doorway lights come on and also that the doors are with the frame of the refrigerator. Inspect the perimeter seals of the refrigerator and freezer to see that the seals shut tightly without any gaps that could allow cold air to escape.

Examine the refrigerator and freezer five minutes following the installation to see that the unit is heat before accepting the delivery.

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