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$150

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$225

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$300

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Moving into a new living space is not an easy feat. Packing and moving all your belongings takes a lot of time and effort. Hiring professional movers to is helpful, and you can even book other Taskers to transport your appliances. However, some appliances need special attention. One of those is your refrigerator.

Fridge moving isn’t as simple as unplugging it and carrying it to your car. Professional movers will know what exactly to do with your fridge and how to handle it. How much does it cost to move a refrigerator? It's usually around $220. You can pay as low as $150 for a smaller refrigerator

Fridge moving price list

The cost of relocating your fridge can depend on either its weight or how long it will take to move it. 

Refrigerators come in a variety of styles or sizes. Bigger fridges have French doors, and some have smart features. The average fridge weighs about 250 pounds, and some movers use this as the basis for their prices. 

Weight of the fridge

Price

250 pounds or less

$200

More than 250 pounds

$275 - $300

a handyman moving a fridge

If the company charges by the hour, you can still expect to pay more if you have a bigger fridge. Hourly rates are also usually charged per crew member, You can expect to spend $30 - $130 per hour per crew member depending on the moving company.

Additional expenses for fridge moving


Materials

A lot of tools are needed to transport your fridge. These include an appliance dolly, bungee cords, painter’s tape, zip ties, and plastic wrap. A dolly costs $30 - $200, depending on the type you get. You might also need to spend $20 - $30 per day to rent a truck. However, if you hire professional movers to help with the heavy lifting, these materials will already be included in their fee. 


Labor

Depending on the distance of moving and the weight of the item, the labor fee of professionals can range from $100 - $300. 

Factors affecting fridge transportation costs

The cost of moving your fridge depends on several factors. Consider them when calculating the expenses of your relocation.


Size of the refrigerator

Fridges come in a variety of styles or sizes, from mini freezers to French door fridges. Just like any appliance, you can expect to pay more when the appliance is bigger and heavier. This is because of the labor of transporting your fridge.


Distance of the move

Moving your fridge to the next room will cost less than moving it to another house. The transfer to another location requires the use of a dolly and a truck making it cost more. 

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Preparing for fridge moving

A lot of planning is involved when transporting your fridge. It shouldn’t have food or leftovers, so plan days or weeks ahead and store your perishables in a different place. You can also use this opportunity to clean the inside of your fridge and prevent foul smells after the move. 

Also, before you have removalists take your fridge, make sure that these things are ready in the new location: 


Electrical outlets

For your fridge to work, it needs to be plugged into an outlet. Make sure that there is a socket near its new location. It might be dangerous to rely on extension cords for power, so it might be wise to ask a professional to install a new socket or rewire the electrical cables for $140 - $130.

 

Plumbing

Certain fridges have built-in ice makers and water dispensers, which need to be attached to a water line. You can have a new water line installed for your fridge to make the moving process easier. 

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Now that you know how much it costs to have your fridge moved, it's time to work with a professional. Just post a task on our platform to receive price quotes. You can provide as many details as you want to get an offer that best meets your budget. Afterward, you'll be connected to our pool of local refrigerator movers.

Price guide

$150 - $300

low

$150

median

$225

high

$300

Low, median and high bar chart distribuiton

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The oil from your fridge might not drain from the cooling tubes completely. When this happens, the refrigerator won’t cool properly once you start it back up again. Thus, transporting it in an upright position is ideal. This keeps the cooling refrigerant and compressor oil in place during the move.

If you transported your fridge in an upright position, you can wait 2 - 3 hours before plugging it in. This allows the compressor oil to settle. However, if your fridge was moved on its side, you need to wait up to 24 hours. 

The oil from your fridge might not drain from the cooling tubes completely. When this happens, the refrigerator won’t cool properly once you start it back up again. Thus, transporting it in an upright position is ideal. This keeps the cooling refrigerant and compressor oil in place during the move.

If you transported your fridge in an upright position, you can wait 2 - 3 hours before plugging it in. This allows the compressor oil to settle. However, if your fridge was moved on its side, you need to wait up to 24 hours. 

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