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Old 01-16-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Refrigerator removal from 40 SP Bus

hello all,

I may be barking up the wrong tree here, but my sliding pantry door in a 2018 40 Bus has somehow jammed with I'm assuming a tipped over bottle or can. It will slide out a couple of inches and then hits a deadhead of some sort.

I've tried jostling, shaking, etc but can seem to dislodge the culprit. The pantry is nestled up tight to the fridge, blocking me from peeking in the small opening I;m getting,

I think If I slide out the fridge or remove the door I might be able to get in the pantry with a probe to clear the jam.

My question is: How to remove the fridge? I have removed the top bracket plate screws and disconnected the water supply but it wont budge. I'm assuming the bottom of the unit is somehow screwed into place but can't find the screws or brackets to that secure the unit.

Anybody with experience here?

thanks in advance

steve
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:16 AM   #2
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I think that before I removed the refrigerator I would borrow/rent/ purchase a bore scope/endoscope and get a view of what was jamming the pantry. Bore scopes have become affordable (under $100) and are even as cheap as $20 for one that plugs into your cell phone for the screen. You can then determine what needs to be done to clear the blockage.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:40 AM   #3
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MDPD is correct because I don't think you can access the pantry from there anyway. Below is a photo of our slide during the build. As you can see, there is a solid panel between the fridge opening and the pantry. The pantry is to the right of the opening and does not have it's finished door on it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:18 PM   #4
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good idea, but the fit is just too tight to insert anything into the sliding pantry. The sliding drawer is practically flush with the side of the fridge door and the distance the drawer pulls out brings it flush with the front of the door. If I could get an endoscope in the opening I would also be able to get a dislodging device in there.

I thinking maybe a slip jack tool used for unlocking cars would fit in the small opening I have.
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Endoscope is a great idea, you will know what the problem is. It will likely save you hours of messing around with what you don't know is causing the problem. You have to love the information you can get on this forum.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:53 AM   #6
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The refrigerator likely has the bracket at the top and a couple screws at the bottom. If it's been out before the bottom screws may be missing. The unit is heavy and resists sliding. Often there is a bit of a lip the bottom wheels are up against. Lifting up and over that lip is needed. Or cut away the lip (my solution as I dudnt have anybody to help lift).
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hello all,

I may be barking up the wrong tree here, but my sliding pantry door in a 2018 40 Bus has somehow jammed with I'm assuming a tipped over bottle or can. It will slide out a couple of inches and then hits a deadhead of some sort.

I've tried jostling, shaking, etc but can seem to dislodge the culprit. The pantry is nestled up tight to the fridge, blocking me from peeking in the small opening I;m getting,

I think If I slide out the fridge or remove the door I might be able to get in the pantry with a probe to clear the jam.

My question is: How to remove the fridge? I have removed the top bracket plate screws and disconnected the water supply but it wont budge. I'm assuming the bottom of the unit is somehow screwed into place but can't find the screws or brackets to that secure the unit.

Anybody with experience here?

thanks in advance

steve
Take it out for a drive, park it on a incline, hill, etc, one that will roll the item away from the door. Open door, remove item, drive it home.
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Last suggestion was good, but you might be able to do the same by using the coach's jacks to tilt the coach.
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