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So you've just taken delivery of a new refrigerator. Now it's time to install it in the nicest spot of your kitchen, ready for all those admiring glances and chilly vegetables. Installing it yourself isn't hard to do: The huge Fridge hook up boxes that the fridge was shipped in is easier to open outside, where you have room.

Remove the cardboard box and other packing parts and set them aside. Don't throw them out until the refrigerator has been up and running for a few days, though, in case you need to return it for replacement or repair. Inside the refrigerator, remove all of the shelves, drawers and other components and Fridge hook up them aside so they don't get damaged while installing. However, leave the plastic covering on the refrigerator doors in place: To move a refrigerator, the easiest way is to use a dolly or hand truck, tilting the refrigerator on one side so the weight is balanced on one side.

Never put a refrigerator on its side or upside down: If you need to carry it up stairs, keep it as upright as possible and move carefully to avoid knocking it. Larger refrigerators are especially difficult to move, because they often won't fit through the doorways in your house. There is a hidden trick Fridge hook up, though: The doors are held Fridge hook up place by bolts at the top and bottom, and can be removed by undoing them.

Check the manual for details on this, though: Once the door or doors are removed, the refrigerator will be much thinner and easier to move into the kitchen. Once it is installed, you can replace the doors by reversing the sequence and you are good to go.

You, of course, measured the space that the refrigerator and bought an appropriately sized one. But it never hurts to double-check: Before you move the refrigerator inside, measure the spot that it is going into, taking note of the depth, height and width.

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Then compare this with the measurements of the refrigerator itself and air gap that the manufacturer recommends. Fridge hook up find this in the manual that came with the refrigerator This gap allows air to circulate, carrying away the heat that the refrigerator is removing from the food inside. The size of the required gap varies with different Fridge hook up and types of refrigerators, so make sure you check this and have the space you need.

Modern refrigerators don't have the exposed coils that you might remember on the back of your grandparents' fridge.

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These were one of the main ways that refrigerators were damaged: Instead, the coils on modern refrigerators are mounted inside the body, against a metal plate on the back of the fridge.

You still need to make sure that this plate has the space to radiate the heat away, though: If you are interested in how refrigerators work, read my article on the cool physics of refrigerators. You should never skimp on the air gap: You should also Fridge hook up on the space required for the door and hinge: Again, the details of this should be in the installation guide.

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Once you are happy with the space that the refrigerator will go into, put it in front of the space, but with enough of a gap that you can get behind it. Sweep out the space to get rid of dust and dirt, then Fridge hook up the power and water, making sure that the cables for both are against the wall so they won't get caught as the refrigerator slides in.

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