Pulling out a built-in refrigerator can be a daunting task but it can be done with the right tools, knowledge and patience. Its important to understand the basic steps and safety precautions before attempting to pull out a built-in refrigerator.
Start by unplugging the refrigerator. Then, locate the two screws located at the bottom front of the refrigerator. These screws secure the refrigerator to the wall. Remove the screws and then lift the refrigerator up and away from the wall.
If the refrigerator is heavy, you may need a helper to lift the refrigerator up and away from the wall. Make sure to use appropriate lifting techniques and to keep the refrigerator balanced.
Once the refrigerator is away from the wall, you can remove the mounting bracket. This bracket is typically located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator. It is used to secure the refrigerator to the wall. To remove the bracket, you will need to unscrew the two screws located on either side of the bracket.
Next, you will need to remove the door seal. This seal is located at the top of the refrigerator and helps keep the refrigerator airtight. To remove the seal, use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry it away from the refrigerator.
Once the seal has been removed, you can now remove the doors. There are usually two screws located at the top of the doors. Remove these screws and then carefully pull the doors away from the refrigerator. You may need a helper to carefully hold the doors while you unscrew the screws.
Finally, you can now remove the refrigerator from the wall. To do this, you will need a dolly or appliance cart. Place the dolly or appliance cart close to the refrigerator and then carefully slide the refrigerator onto the cart. Make sure to keep the refrigerator balanced on the cart and that the doors are securely closed.
Once the refrigerator is on the cart, you can now pull the refrigerator out of the wall. Make sure to keep the refrigerator level and to not move it too quickly. If the refrigerator is too heavy for you to pull out of the wall, you may need to enlist the help of a professional.
Pulling out a built-in refrigerator can be intimidating but it can be done if you follow the steps outlined in this article. Make sure to use the appropriate tools, take safety precautions, and enlist the help of a professional if needed. With the right knowledge and patience, you can pull out a built-in refrigerator with ease.