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Old 11-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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My fiancÚ and I bought a house and the fridge is against the wall in the kitchen and it cannot be properly cleaned without pulling it out all they way as right now the door handle hits the wall. The previous owner had a bag of frozen vegetables break and they left it in the bottom of the freezer. It has these metal baskets and I can't remove it without opening the door more and well the wall is in they way. My issue with pulling it out is the window molding ad window stool sticks out and the fridge is so tight in the space that I cannot pull it out all the way. The house is 50 years old. Can anyone suggest a technic for removing the molding and stool while trying to minimize the damage to the wall, molding and stool so I can put it back?

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Cut the paint/plaster at the wall to stool and interior trim connection (wall and window).

Get yourself one of these and pry gently:


Being that the home is 50 years old, there is probably lead paint so treat it (clean up, dust containment, etc) as such unless you verify otherwise.

50 year trim is going to likely be a bit brittle and tough to work with but if you are careful, it can be removed in intact and replaced.

You many want to consider ditching the stool and just casing out the bottom if that gives you unfettered access in the future.

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Alright thanks for the info. Since the window molding blocks it as well we are replacing the fridge. My fiancÚ and I are fairly clean and having an appliance you cannot completely clean around is not something we can live with. It's a side by side and we buy mostly fresh food so it has a lo of freezer space that just goes to waste, and then we have issues with not enough room for what we just need to keep cold.
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