Fridge Not Fitting

Old 12-12-12, 12:44 PM
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Fridge Not Fitting

I got a great deal on a fridge and when I got it home it will not fit in the old fridge spot. New fridge is 35 3/4'' Wide, cabinet to wall is 35 1/2''. Any suggestions?
Old 12-12-12, 12:48 PM
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Push harder...

Look at the front edge of your end cabinet. Often the wood on the face overhangs the side of the cabinet by 1/4 to 1/2". If so, that could be trimmed off to buy you some room. Other than that I'd say look closely at the opening for anything that can be trimmed away.

Also check the gap around the fridge when you try to put it into place. Sometimes the floor, fridge and cabinetry are not plumb and square. You might just be hitting at the top or bottom. In which case leveling the fridge might buy the space you need.
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All else fails, this becomes the basement or garage fridge if you're not willing to move a cabinet or two.
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This might depend on the wall's configuration, but a buddy of mine had a similar problem, and he cut out the half inch sheetrock on the wall, replaced it with an eight inch thick wood/plastic panel, and the fridge fit. As long as the fridge was in place,the panel was not visible.

Also, although this could be tough to do:
His backup plan was to reframe the wall with studs placed "sideways" ( so the "4" of the 2 by 4) ran along the length of the wall.
Obviously, he really loved that particular fridge! (it did have a special drawer for beer cans!)

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