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Old 06-01-2020, 12:13 PM   #1
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1987 345 Converter

I'd like to replace the converter on my 1987 345 but I can not figure out how to remove it without removing the kitchen cabinetry. Is there a hidden door or panel I am not aware of? The pull down cabinet door is not large enough to remove the converter. Any thoughts will be appreciated. 😊
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Sorry, no hidden door. You're stuck with trying to get it out through the small opening or removing a cabinet.

I believe the fasteners that bolt it (possibly screws) to the floor are on the sides of the unit so if you can access those you at least have a chance of getting it out without removing a cabinet.

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Thanks Brad. The good news is I can go back to my wife and tell her, “I told you so”. ��
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Thanks Brad. The good news is I can go back to my wife and tell her, I told you so. ��
If that's your good news......I'd hate to hear your bad news!
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Thanks Brad. The good news is I can go back to my wife and tell her, I told you so. ��

Hi John, well, I have to agree with your wife, that old humming converter has to go.

You really want to use a multi stage converter to keep the batteries from boiling.

My best recollection is that the converter is in the cabinet under the stove top, with a big drawer just below the stove that can be pulled out completely? Does that not give enough access?
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Hi John, well, I have to agree with your wife, that old humming converter has to go.

You really want to use a multi stage converter to keep the batteries from boiling.

My best recollection is that the converter is in the cabinet under the stove top, with a big drawer just below the stove that can be pulled out completely? Does that not give enough access?
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the 86 345 when I dismantled that area but I was thinking that the only way I could access the converter was after taking everything out above it.

It's been way to long and I've slept a few times since then so my memory could be slightly off!
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