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Old 09-14-16, 08:34 PM
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I'd like to buy a new frig for my home, but I have a problem. I live in an older home and the doorways are very narrow. I took measurement of our current frig and there's no way it fits in the doorways. I have no idea how the previous owners got it in there. The only thing I can think of is, just before we moved in 15 years ago, the owners did an extensive kitchen remodel which included new windows. I'm thinking they somehow angled the frig in through a window frame.

Fortunately our old, inherited frig is still working, but it's days are numbered. Is there any way a frig can be disassembled to get it out? But how can we can get a new one in? I went to Home Depot and there are only a couple of really small frigs that would fit through our door ways. Any ideas?
 
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Welcome to the forums.

The doors are removable from just about every fridge.
They are also reversible meaning the hinges can be on the left or right side.
 
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My first home was a 1952 travel trailer with 22" doors When I went shopping for a fridge I measured the ones for sale to see which one would go thru the door minus the fridge door. As Pete said, you can generally remove the door which gains you a good bit of room. Taking the house door down will gain you an extra inch [or there about] if it's still too tight.

I doubt the previous owners had the fridge brought in thru a window opening.
 
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More than likely you can purchase any fridge you want. As said, the doors will be removed and the fridge brought into the kitchen sideways.

You might want to pay for delivery in this case. There's no extra charge to remove the doors.
 
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Start by taking off the fridge doors and the doors leading into the kitchen, that always shaves a few inches off. Older fridges can often have the 'grill' on the back removed as well, which does tend to stick our an inch or two depdning on the age/design of the fridge. Otherwise, some more...extreme dissassembly might be required!
 
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Old 09-15-16, 11:07 AM
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Older fridges can often have the 'grill' on the back removed as well,
That would be a quite old refrigerator and that "grill" is the cooling condensor coil and can't be removed as it's full of refrigerant.

That coil has been moved under the fridge on most models now.
 
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Many thanks for all the replies to my inquiry. I went back to take measurements again. My existing frig is 30"x36", with the doors attached. Leading to my kitchen I have 3 doorways measuring width:

29"
30"
29"

So from what I can gather, I can remove the doors of the frig so I should be able to remove it from the door ways that measures 30". I'm not sure what's happening at the rear of the frig since I haven't pulled it our of its enclosure, but I'm hoping it won't add any obstacle.
 
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With the doors removed, your fridge should fit through the 30" door no problem.

In the worse case, the door brackets will have to be removed also.
 
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