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Old 03-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Removal problem

i am tryiing to replace my refridgerator it is a dometic 2610. the fit coming out of the entry door is about a 16th of an inch to small. do you have any idea what i can do? the metal flang on the fridge is holding me up any suggestion would be helpful. i have been going crazy!!! the only thing i can think of is removing the door frame on the trailer or the fridge. any help would be a blessing Thanks
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I have read several post that the windshield had to be removed and the fridge moved in through it. That would probably require a forklift.

How big is your replacement. Will it go in with the door frame removed. The door frame would probably ba a lot harder to reseal than the windshield.
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It doesn't sound like you have tried to remove the door on the refer. That would be my first choice. Have you checked out the size of any emergency exit windows?
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Some have taken it out a side window.
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From the responses so far, I'm thinking we all have "coach" in mind, but the OP is talking about the door on his "Trailer". So, if this is a trailer, I sure can't help.

I know a couple of folks who have done this remove/replace thing through the curbside window behind the sofa on their coach, but in both cases, a forklift on the outside to hold up the load was pretty much essential...... plus some BIG DUDES.
It's a lot easier to pull that curb side window than mess with the windshield or door.
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As an allegro dealer ser. mgr. this is a common problem. If you have a drivers door, removing the drivers seat usually gives enough room. If not the door frame is the best. You do not want to remove the windshield, unless it is broken and needs replacing anyway. Having a windshield removed and reinstalled is expensive and if broken is not covered. The doorframe is really not hard to remove and reinstall. With a razor knife, cut the sealant around the frame edge. Pop the plastic trim out of the screw cover and remove the screws. Remove the door. To reinstall, make sure you seal the door good before you put it in
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If removing the refrigerator door trim will gain needed clearance, it is the easiest and cheapest way to get it through the door.
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great advice

Thanks to all of you who responded so quickly. I was amazed !! All Your advice was more then welcome. Ray from In your suggestion is along the line of what I was thinking, but I need to look at some other ideas like checking the size of the windows. Thanks to all of you
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The other solution is a really big can opener. We had a freezer in the basement that quit and access was too tight to get it out (structure had been altered). I used a 7" angle grinder with a cut off wheel. If you do this shield surrounding from the spark stream as it will set fires and melt plastic/fabric/carpet (I use a fiberglass blanket).
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As an allegro dealer ser. mgr. this is a common problem. If you have a drivers door, removing the drivers seat usually gives enough room. If not the door frame is the best. You do not want to remove the windshield, unless it is broken and needs replacing anyway. Having a windshield removed and reinstalled is expensive and if broken is not covered. The doorframe is really not hard to remove and reinstall. With a razor knife, cut the sealant around the frame edge. Pop the plastic trim out of the screw cover and remove the screws. Remove the door. To reinstall, make sure you seal the door good before you put it in
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If removing the refrigerator door trim will gain needed clearance, it is the easiest and cheapest way to get it through the door.
Agreed...
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You didn't post if you plan on repairing the fridge or not.
If it is scrap a $25 reciprocating saw from Harbor Freight will make short work of cutting the old unit in two.
This doesn't address how to get the new unit in but maybe the new one has smaller dimensions.
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