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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Update on new refrigerator.

This will be the last time I mention the new refrigerator, at least until something bad happens to it, I promise.  It was delivered yesterday afternoon and it went well up to the point where the guy tried to get it into the slot where the old one was.  The old one was a side beside with the freezer on the left and the refrigerator part on the right.  The new one has the freezer on the top, just like the old style units.

The fellow had no problems backing his truck up through our front yard to the front door where the bed was only less than a foot below the "porch" section of the steps.  He took the hydraulic cylinder off the storm door so it would open further and the handles off the new refrigerator to make it easier to get in.  He first pulled the old one out far enough to allow room to get the new one in.  He managed to get the new one in and across the living room to the kitchen and lined it up and started to push it into the opening between the counter and cabinets on one side and the wall on the other.  That is when the problems started.

I had measured the width from the top of the counter to the wall and from the cabinets to the wall and knew it would fit.  I never thought that things may be out of square.  Down at the bottom next to the floor, it jammed up and would not go in.  This new unit is only about an inch wider and up where I measured, the old one had over an inch clearance on each side.  To make a long story a little shorter, after quite a long time of removing trim and pounding on things and shoving with all his strength, it went in.  It is working just fine and so far we are pleased.  This one doesn't have an ice maker like the old one, but I really didn't want one.  They are a big source of problems and the one on the old unit quit working long before the whole unit gave up the ghost.

Well, you know what day it is, so off to the flea market we go. Now you all have a great Saturday, you hear?


  1. There ain't nothing square in our house, either. When it was being built, they accidently had a square wall in the kitchen, so they tore it out and redid it.

  2. I had the exact same problem moving a new stove into place. My buddy measured just like you did but the wall was just out of square enough. Removing a trim board did the trick.

  3. Whew, glad it did work! Can't live without an icemaker tho,,,i turn mine off when it gets full, til i use it all, then back on,,

  4. Glad you got the new fridge all in place!

    Looking forward to pics of the treasures you find at the flea market!

  5. Jimkabob, now that is funny, but I wouldn't doubt it.

    Sixbears, had to remove all the trim.

    Trouble, gonna have to buy some ice cube trays, for sure.

    H.J., thanks, and I didn't find any treasure at the flea market. It is just an outing to me. If I spot something I want or need, so much the better.

  6. For a second I thought something bad had happened like it would not fit through the door. Glad it all worked out.