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Lifting a refrigerator to install mechanical insulator?

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I was wondering if someone has any advice as to what to use to lift a refrigerator (on the very heavy side) in order to install a set of vibration insulation legs under it.

As it stands in the kitchen three people is not enough to make the room for the legs (made of insulating material) to be placed exactly where the refrigerator's legs are, and more people won't help. The only thing that seems to work would be vertically lifting the refrigerator enough to place the legs on the right spots. I need to get the elevator about 4-5 inches over the floor and then back on it smoothly once the legs are placed.

I"m afraid that a low-profile jack may break some of the refrigerator's machinery underneath.

Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!
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First thought would be to empty the frig, didn't hear that.

Second question is, does the frig have wheels, many do?

You could also talk to your local rental shops to see what they have. I have always found them very helpful and reasonably priced.

Just thinking about wheels, whatever you create you should keep in mind that it may have to slide out at some point in the future. If your isolation mechanism were part of a rolling assembly then you could slide it out whenever needed.

Tilt, 2x4. Tilt other way, 2x4. Make sure stable. Repeat until desired height. Once just below however high it needs to be just tilt and put legs on. After all legs are on should be easy to remove 2x4
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