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Old 09-29-2020, 09:25 PM   #1
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Access under Refrigerator

Does anyone know how to get behind this wooden grille underneath the refrigerator? Iíve got a water leak that needs fixing and I canít get to it. Iíve removed the 4 screws in each corner, but it still wonít budge. My wife wonít let me get out the crowbar. Ideas? 🤔
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:56 PM   #2
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Given the quality of work they do on these things I would suspect the weight of the refrigerator is pressing down on the louvers.

Give it a good pull on a corner or at the bottom and try and scoot it out of there a little at a time.
Once it's out and the water leak is repaired you can add hinges to the louver and have some nice storage space under there.
That is after you get all the construction materials cleaned out of the cavity.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Sun. It wonít budge from any corner even when i put an L behind it and yank. Iíll let it dry overnight, since it had been spraying out all our fresh water since we were in her last a couple weeks ago, and is really wet right now, and give it a pull tomorrow when itís dry.
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:21 AM   #4
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@VCToyhauler. I have a couple year newer Voltage than you and under my refrigerator is a big drawer. I mention this because it makes me think there is nothing supportive under your fridge and as the other comment suggests (and your wife opposes) I also vote for the crow bar. I canít imagine it will be hard to reinstall the louvre whether hinged or otherwise.

And if for some reason it costs you a few bucks to fix I am happy to contribute to your GoFundMe campaign so we can learn.
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:58 PM   #5
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Problem found

After twisting and yanking two of the slats, turns out theyíre just held in by staples.
Looking in, the problem is obvious. See the act of rat? The hole in the white pressure line? 🤯
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:55 PM   #6
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They love their staples donít they? They also love cheap glue that stops holding about 13 months after you take delivery so all your trim pieces fall off by themself.

Glad you found the problem!
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