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Best way to replace fridge?

Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by cmeb4dk, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. cmeb4dk

    cmeb4dk New Member

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    I need to replace a Sears Kenmore side by side on 1988 Viking 48C. Is it best to remove rear window or go through the sliding door? The door measurement seems to close. Or is it best to put new compressor, etc rebuild the existing one in the salon. Pros & Cons to both ways would be greatly appreciated.

    Handy toothplumber wants to know.:confused:
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I wouldn't put a new compressor as the fridge is 22 years old and the coils will eventually go and that's unfixable.

    As to the sliding door or rear window, it sounds like taking the sliding door off the track might be the easiest route, and less apt to damage gelcoat and furnishings as it doesn't have to be lifted so high.
  3. cmeb4dk

    cmeb4dk New Member

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    Thanks for reply CaptJ, I talked to Viking yacht center this morning and since all furniture and carpet is out after major overhaul they felt it would be easier to R & R fridge thru the window.
  4. Fireman431

    Fireman431 Senior Member

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    How would the fit be thru the door if you pulled the doors off of the fridge? Very easy to do. Take the hinges off as well and you removed 3-4" of depth.
  5. outlawten5

    outlawten5 New Member

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    I second removing the fridge doors and hinges. Had to do the same thing on an old boat I owned.
  6. Too much

    Too much New Member

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    What kind of frig are you replacing it with?
  7. franzmerenda

    franzmerenda Senior Member

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    May be he already changed boat since it's a thread from 2010 :D