Removing a refrigerator door can be a pain. When moving house is important to consider the size of your refrigerator. These days, when building a house most people think the bigger the better. This, therefore, leads to a lot of houses being four bedrooms and hence the need to have bigger recesses which then leads to us having bigger fridges. Those of you who have already owned a double door fridge will be familiar with the fact that although these fridges look very nice in your home there is always that issue of getting them through narrow doors. In many cases when trying to get them through the door you’ll be required to physically remove the refrigerator door in order for it to be transported.
Removing a refrigerator door does not have to be a difficult task. Any person with basic DIY skills will be able to effectively and safely remove the refrigerator door. Before doing so please make sure that you read the manufacturer specifications and if you have your instruction manuals handy please pull them out and review them as refrigerators will vary slightly depending on the model that you have. The tools required to remove your refrigerator door are very basic. For about 90% of refrigerator doors, you will only require the use of a flat head or Phillips head screwdriver and perhaps the use of a ratchet set as the sizes of the screws might vary for each manufacturer. As mentioned above this task is a very simple one but if you feel like you’re not up to the task there is always the option of hiring Removalists Perth to help you take your refrigerator doors off and put back at the new location of your refrigerator.
Most Refrigerator doors will be screwed on by the hinges on the top left and right corners of the refrigerator. In most cases there will be a hinge cap that’s will be there to cover the screws holding the door in place. There are usually 3 to 4 screws at each corner. These screws are you going to be Felix screws flat head screws or rachet screws. While keeping the doors shut start unscrewing one door. Please note that expensive fridges will also have electric connectors at the top left corner of the refrigerator door. If this is the case with your refrigerator simply unhook the connectors and you should be good to go. Once you have unscrewed and disconnected every cable from one side of the refrigerator then simply open the fridge door and then lift it off the hook. Repeat this process for the other side of the refrigerator door.
Once you have removed both doors, take the screws and put them in a safe place. It is important not to lose these screws because as mentioned above most fridges are different and therefore losing a screw will mean having to re-order the part from the manufacturer which in turn could leave you waiting a period of days if not weeks before you can re-screw your refrigerator door in so make sure you keep these screws in a safe place.
Now the next part will be to move your fridge to the next location. This can be done with the use of trolleys or other lifting equipment. If doing this yourself please be mindful of your walls as well as ensuring that your fridge is properly wrapped up to minimise the chances of any scratches while moving it through the door. Once you have repositioned your fridge in its new position then follow the steps in the reverse order get your doors back on the fridge.