Wait 4 Hours to Plug in Your Refrigerator After Delivery
Refrigerators have oil and refrigerant in the same sealed system. When a refrigerator is moved sometimes the oil in the compressor can work its way up inside the lines. Leaving your refrigerator stationary for 4 hours gives the oil time to return back to the compressor. This is also why you should never lay a refrigerator down or on its side.
Double Check the Refrigerator Ice Maker is Turned On
On most refrigerators there is a switch located on the ice maker or on a display to turn the ice maker on / off. If you choose not to use the ice maker turn it off here even if the water is turned off. If you want to use the ice maker make sure this switch stays on. Some refrigerators have an ice level bar that switches the ice maker off, move this to the off position if you do not want to use your ice maker.
Single Evaporator Refrigerators:
Always, Always, Always leave your refrigerator on “Factory Settings”. A Majority of refrigerators display near the controls what the “Factory Settings” is. If your refrigerator does not, set right the temperature to the middle setting if it is a analog dial. If your refrigerator is Digital set to 0 degrees in the freezer and 32 in the refrigerator. With a single evaporator refrigerator, the evaporator coil that produces the cold air is generated in the freezer and sent to the refrigerator with a series of fans, vents or damper doors (openings). Changing the settings will adjust the cooling cycle duration and the ventilation openings. If your Refrigerator and Freezer are set too far apart (one low and one high), when the different temperature airs meet in the air passage way they will form condensation. That condensation will freeze and build up ice and eventually block air from pass through. Avoid this by setting your appliance to the factory settings.
Dual Evaporator Refrigerators:
You have a little more leniency on varying settings on the Dual Evaporator Refrigerators. There typically aren't shared air passageways that are shared between the freezer or fridge to freeze over. However your refrigerator is designed to perform at the factory settings.