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Posted by: from Burnaby
9/2/2013 at 8:10:20 PM

Is installing a fridge just to unplug the old and plug the new or is it more complicated?

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Date/Time9/2/2013 at 10:02:13 PM

That's all there is to it.

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Date/Time9/2/2013 at 10:29:32 PM

If it is a refrigerator without an ice maker or water dispenser than yes, it is that easy (provided you have measured to make sure the new one will fit). If there is a water connection, that will need to be shut off, disconnected, and reconnected as well.

Good Luck,


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Date/Time9/2/2013 at 10:37:34 PM

Yes it is as simple as plugging your new fridge in to the wall receptacle. Make sure the cable does not get

stuck under the fridge and try to keep it loosely coiled at the rear of your fridge.

Hope this helps.


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Quality Homes Saskatoon in Waterhen Lake
Date/Time9/2/2013 at 10:57:37 PM

The only thing that would complicate things would be that the new fridge has an icemaker and or a water dipenser that requires a waterline to hook it up and that would be best to have a qualified and licensed plumber do the install. Other than that just unplug the old one and plug in the new.

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Date/Time9/2/2013 at 11:05:59 PM

Yes, and how was it brought to you on a truck? Or did you have to tilt it in to bring it in your house cause the have a compressor motor and coolant in side them that has to settle before you plug it in but if not go right ahead and enjoy.

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Date/Time9/3/2013 at 7:38:27 AM

I would let the new fridge sit in place for an hour before plugging it in. This will let all the refrigerants settle down before operating.

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Date/Time9/3/2013 at 10:11:36 AM


Looks like you have the answer. The only tips I would add are the check the measurements before you buy to make sure the new one will fit and the legs (adjustable) are set to keep the fridge as level as possible.


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Mario from Centaur Builders in Kirkland
Date/Time9/3/2013 at 3:46:24 PM

Fridge must be leveled in both directions, front to back and left to right.

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Date/Time9/16/2013 at 1:34:30 PM

It is very simple.

Do you have a water supply running into your fridge?

If yes, turn off the power at the box that feeds the receptical behind the fridge.

Unplug the fridge.

Shut of the water if there is not a shut off exosed on the line running to the fridge.

Sit a pan under the water line connection to catch any leaked water.

With a pair of pliers or a wrench simply undo the nut connecting the water line.

Remove the old fridge and reinstall the water line to the new one. Be sure the area is dry.

Go turn the water back on and check the connection. If its all good, then plug in the new fridge.

Go back to the panel and flick on the breaker.

If everything is fine, push the new fridge into place.

Be sure you level the new one out. The condenser's and everything to do with the freeon gas work far more efficiantly when the unit is level.

Thats it. Enjoy the new fridge.

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Allan in Burnaby
Date/Time9/16/2013 at 6:53:41 PM

Thanks for everyone's help.

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