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Old 01-28-2020, 12:38 PM   #1
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How is My Refrigerator Attached?

For those that have a 2016 Cedar Creek Hathaway (36CKTS) with a residential refrigerator, how is it attached? Do I need to pull it out to clean rear vents? I used a remote camera, but see no supports or braces. It doesn't
pull out easy and I don't want to force it.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:54 PM   #2
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On my 2016, 34RL Hathaway the residential is held in place by a board in front of the wheels on the fridge at the bottom. To locate the board you need to open the door and get down on your knees to see the board, at least on my unit! This is screwed into the floor with at least two screws, could be more depending on the day of the week. On top of the fridge are two bent brackets that keep the fridge from bouncing up and down, but are not attached to the fridge.

Once the board has been removed you simply roll out the fridge to get behind the unit.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:35 PM   #3
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Mine has 2 screws screwed thru the front (legs) on the fridge, to the floor. Unscrew them, roll fridge out.
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:20 PM   #4
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Shoot I don't pull out my home fridge that runs 7x24x365 but maybe once a year. By my counts, I should be able to go 10 years without having to pull out my RV fridge and by that time, I'll be ready for a new camper and so I'll let the next person do it.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:52 PM   #5
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Shoot I don't pull out my home fridge that runs 7x24x365 but maybe once a year. By my counts, I should be able to go 10 years without having to pull out my RV fridge and by that time, I'll be ready for a new camper and so I'll let the next person do it.
Thank you, but I live in my Cedar Creek 7x24x365 and it is now the beginning of the 4th year.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:00 PM   #6
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Mine has 2 screws screwed thru the front (legs) on the fridge, to the floor. Unscrew them, roll fridge out.
Thank you. No board along the front, but now that you mention it, I do see two screws, one each next to the adjustments for the legs.

Have you ever unscrewed them and pulled your refrigerator out for cleaning. In fact are there vents in the back to even vacuum?
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:57 AM   #7
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I have the board with screws on my unit. I have removed the board and rolled out the fridge on my unit. MY wife likes to clean under the fridge and washer the floor once a year. She also wants to make sure that there are no spiders or other creatures hiding out behind the fridge.

Watch out for the plastic water line for the ice maker, it is long enough to roll the fridge out. But just remember it is behind the fridge and you could damage it, at least on my unit.

I also installed a couple of more screws in the board to ensure that the board does not come loose with only two screws in it. As this is the only item that keeps the fridge in place.
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I I have rolled out the fridge on my unit. My wife likes to clean under the fridge and washer the floor once a year. She also wants to make sure that there are no spiders or other creatures hiding out behind the fridge.
Hi Jim, Is your fridge a Whirlpool, and are there vents in the back to be cleaned?
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Hi Steve,My unit has the 18CUFT two door Whirlpool fridge.

I do not remember if there is any duct work or vents in the rear of the fridge. The trailer is in storage for the winter with the battery removed so, there is no way to open the slide. To pull the fridge out to really check. I believe this is very similar to our fridge at home, we just vacuum under the fridge for cleaning purposes.
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Hi Steve,My unit has the 18CUFT two door Whirlpool fridge.

I do not remember if there is any duct work or vents in the rear of the fridge. The trailer is in storage for the winter with the battery removed so, there is no way to open the slide. To pull the fridge out to really check. I believe this is very similar to our fridge at home, we just vacuum under the fridge for cleaning purposes.
Thank you. I will just continue to vacuum from the front.
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Thank you. No board along the front, but now that you mention it, I do see two screws, one each next to the adjustments for the legs.

Have you ever unscrewed them and pulled your refrigerator out for cleaning. In fact are there vents in the back to even vacuum?
Very little area to clean, I had to replace the water valve, Froze.
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The Whirlpool in my Stix&Brix draws air from the front through the condenser and out the back. Hence all the dust and dog hair collects on the front. No need to get in the back to clean. The only time I've gone in the back was to add a starting capacitor.

As for the water line, when I used plastic tubing, I made a weak bungee cord from a chain of rubber bands and used it to tie the loop in the tubing high on the back of the refrigerator. This gave slack when I rolled the refrigerator out and assured the tubing was off the floor (away from the wheels) when I rolled it back.
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