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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Help! Trying to get Dometic out of '67 Sovereign (31')

Oops - think I posted this question in the wrong place...
Can you tell I'm a newbie?
It's time to take out the fridge.
This Dometic is about 5' tall - the dang thing is rusting and hasn't worked for quite a few years.
The 2 doors are off. The unit is unplugged from ac power. Shut off the propane tanks, and disconnected the propane supply line at the front access panel at bottom of unit. Took out two bolts coming up thru floor, about mid-way back on each side, working from the outside access door (that was quite a chore - good thing I'm small !).
Unscrewed side trim from fridge frame inside. There's a shelf over the oven and fridge..... it is now unscrewed from the top of the fridge, and the front edge will tilt upwards about 5".
It still won't budge! What else do I need to do? Is it really necessary to remove all the cabinetry around it?
Any hints ???

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Old 05-27-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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Are there a couple of screws in the front on the floor? IIRC I had to open the door and remove the bottom kick cover to get to mine.


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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This is what mine looked like right after I removed the refrigerator.

It came out with the side cabinet in place. The leg and top shelf needed to be removed.

It was crud welded to the wood floor. Removal was bottom out first.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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Thanks, Wahoonc & Splitrock

I found one more bolt (that made 3) coming up thru the floor and side
frame bottom - and a few more small cabinet screws that might have
been hanging it up.......
Now it's at least rocking a little. There's hope!
Think I just need the proverbial big strong guy to help yank it outta there.
Always helps to have a little support, tho, from those who have been thru it.
Your suggestions were appreciated!!
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Sounds like you're on your way.

This thread on an early 90s fridge removal is one I refer to occasionally. Maybe something in there to pick through...

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Old 05-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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Ta-da! Finally........

Thanks for the link to the older thread, Bob..... lots of good info there.
Amazing how many hidden screws there were holding in that fridge!
With the help of two strong neighbors - one of whom had the gumption
to suggest we yank the Magic Chef as well - the job is now done!
Glory be. The Dometic is history.
Now, anybody need an oven?

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