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Old 07-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Problem

I have a 2005 alpine coach 38 fdts. The domestic refrigerator stopped working.I have been trying to pull it away from the wall in order to have it fixed. It must be anchored to somehow, but can't figure it out. Does anyone have any idea?
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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Tell us what is happening/not happening AND what you have checked.

Many causes of "stopped working" can be addressed without pulling the refrigerator.

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Old 07-28-2015, 12:21 PM   #3
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refrigerator problem

Thanks for your response. The refrigerator is getting power and fan comes on but I don't think the compressor is coming on.
I would like to know how to get it away from the wall just in case.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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I can relate how I removed a residential refrigerator (frigidaire gallery) from its installed location in Georgetown 377XL.

I removed 2 drywall type screws from the refrigerator lower framework that were located on each side, in close proximity to the front roller ass'y that were screwed into the floor.

I then used a ratchet and socket to retract the front roller/wheels to lower the front of the refrigerator down or away from a 2x4 block that the manufacturer had mounted to the ceiling above the refrigerator. The theory is that after the refrigerator was installed in its final resting place, they lower the rollers to raise the top of the refrigerator to be wedged against the 2x4 so as to stabilize the refrigerator.

Since the refrigerator was mounted on a short pedestal, I used two pieces of 2x6's shimmed up to be the same height of the path the rollers would travel on to serve as a track so that I could easily pull the refrigerator out of its nested/ mounted location.

Hope this helps your efforts to remove and diagnose your problem.

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Old 07-28-2015, 03:18 PM   #5
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refrigerator problem

Thank you Jack, I'll take a look to see if the Alpine Coach has a similar attachment.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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IIRC the 'fridge is bolted to the floor, and with 4 bolts. Perhaps someone with a 2005 or so coach will pipe up. There are several threads on this forum that address getting the 'fridge out of it's space.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:14 PM   #7
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The four bolts can be accessed from the basement below the reefer.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #8
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There are 2 bolts in the 2nd compartment on the passengers side, above the dirt devil and 2 in the sanitary tank compartment ceiling (remove the 3 bolts that hold the compartment cover closed and the door will swing up). WRV used torx bolts, if I remember right they are T45's. The ones in the sanitary compartment are the hardest to reach, but you can do it, I have (use an extension on your ratchet). The worst part is getting the screws back in, patience..... Be careful, you do not want to strip them. The refer is on rollers so it will come out, it does sit in a depression so it will take a little pull to get it moving. Watch the door knobs on the pantry as you move the refer, they should be removed or you will ding up that nice stainless steel decorative panel on the refer, don't ask how I know! I pulled our refer and worked on it sitting in the kitchen! It is a bit tight, you will want some help removing the refer, it blocks the hallway rather effectively, get someone to push from the bath side and someone else to guide it from the kitchen side, otherwise it is like pushing on a brick wall.


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Old 07-29-2015, 07:23 AM   #9
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Thank you so much! that explains it exactly. I would never have figured it out on my own.
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Just 1 clarification, you said domestic refrigerator, I took that to mean the Amana residential refrigerator, if you meant the Dometic RV refrigerator then the above does not apply.


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You said it is not working.. Can you describe the failure?

Some failures do not require removal to fix.
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Do you mean Domestic or Dometic? If it's a Dometic, there is no compressor. Its an absorption refrigerator. It uses gas and electric.
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