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Old 09-13-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Full Size Refrigerator Removal

Group: I have a 2014 Forest River 5er with a full size fridge. It has stopped cooling. I called my warranty repair guy who tells me I need an appliance guy to troubleshoot and file the claim with my extended warranty provider. I call the local repairman, he walks in and says "on no, I can not get that thing out".....I now need to get the fridge out. I am on the road and can not snap a picture but this thing sits on a step. Is it bolted to the step? this thing is solid, obviously not moving.......long story short, how do I get it out? thanks for any advise or words of wisdom.

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Old 09-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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If it does not fit through the door then the only other choice is to remove a window.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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If not the door, most take them out by removing the windshield.
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Explanation

one point of clarification: I do not want to remove the fridge from the camper.......I want to pull it out from its location.....the technician needs access to the rear of the unit.........obviously if it turns out to be a total loss, I will need to take it out but currently just want to pull it out from the wall.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:11 AM   #5
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Without a pic it's going to be a guess.
Pull the lower shirt off the bottom of the unit (if it has one) and see if it's bolted to the platform it's sitting on.

If that's not it. Open up the space above it and see if there's a strap holding it to the wall.

If there's an access panel at the back of the fridge, it may be screwed down there.

You may have to remove some of the molding around the fridge to find where it's fastened to the RV.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:26 PM   #6
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I changed the cooling unit on a refrigerator on my previous camper. I had to remove the trim strips on the inside of the camper and then remove two screws on the outside that held the reefer to the deck it sat on.

Of Course you have to remove the 12 Volt and 120 Volt connections and the gas line to be able to pull the reefer into the camper. The 120 Volt connections usually a plug that is in a receptacle behind the refrigerator, also accessed from the outside vent cover.

It is usually quite simple.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:26 PM   #7
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Had a problem with water regulator. Was on the road also. Tech came in and built a platform to slide the fridg. straight out. Fridg sat 7 tin. above floor. once he pulled out unit he was able to replace the defected piece.
fridg is not bolted down their is a wood block above unit that keeps it from tilting out.
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