A friend of mine mentioned that after laying my fridge on its side or back, that I need to let it sit for several hours before plugging it in.
In the discussion, he said that it was to allow the lubricants and refrigerants settle back toward the compressor so that it doesn't dry-pump, causing potential damage.
Now this does make a degree of sense, but is this actually necessary or standard practice? I've moved many times in my life and I can't think of a single time that we've ever done that... so is it actually needed?
I doubt it makes any large difference, but I have a Frigidaire that is about 5 years old.