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#268098 27-Feb-2020 22:09
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The space for our fridge in our new house is:

604 depth
750 wide
1777 height

The fridge itself is 699mm wide
1725mm height
723mm deep

In regards to the depth, is 11.9 too far for it to stick out or perfectly normal?
I know we need to allow for space for door to open.

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  #2428529 27-Feb-2020 22:43
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Don't forget to take into account where it plugs into, found that out the hard way as plug was at back so you could only push fridge a certain amount back. 





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  #2428541 27-Feb-2020 23:44
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Different brands design with different levels of clearance in mind for cooling. Some are meant to have 5cm on both sides. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2428556 28-Feb-2020 06:39
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JaseNZ:

 

Don't forget to take into account where it plugs into, found that out the hard way as plug was at back so you could only push fridge a certain amount back. 

 

 

When we were prewiring and fitting off new homes we would always install the PowerPoint above 1800 so you could push the fridge all the way back, so let's hope that the sparkies have done this for you!


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  #2428562 28-Feb-2020 07:13
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for a normal fridge with standard hinges it will need to stick out far enough so that when the door swings back to full open it doesn't hit the joinery. in most cases that means the fridge must protrude approximately the thickness of the door. if you only want it to open 90 degrees then it can be back a bit further depending on the cavity width

 

the plug should be just above the top of the fridge not directly behind it.





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  #2428570 28-Feb-2020 07:41
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sparkz25:

JaseNZ:


Don't forget to take into account where it plugs into, found that out the hard way as plug was at back so you could only push fridge a certain amount back. 



When we were prewiring and fitting off new homes we would always install the PowerPoint above 1800 so you could push the fridge all the way back, so let's hope that the sparkies have done this for you!



Yep, it’s installed higher up than the fridge

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  #2428591 28-Feb-2020 08:37
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If the door opens to only 90°, the door may block and prevent the crisper draws from opening (if the fridge has drawers). If necessary, pull the fridge forward so that door can open fully.





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  #2428592 28-Feb-2020 08:39
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Cool, so I get the feeling that it’s not a bad thing that the fridge sticks out this far.

 
 
 
 


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  #2428605 28-Feb-2020 09:13
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Your fridge manual or installation guide should have exact cavity size requirements. These will usually provide different options, such as if you want the doors flush, or only 90 degree opening etc.

 

See this Fisher and Paykel example - your fridge manual should have something similar (click to enlarge):

 

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As already mentioned, different fridges will have different clearance requirements as well.

 

What model fridge is it?

 

EDIT: I'd always go a little larger than the absolute minimum requirements.

 

EDIT 2: I would have thought the most common configuration for a fridge your size would be chassis flush with wall with the door protruding out allowing full door opening.




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  #2428636 28-Feb-2020 09:55
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Paul1977:

Your fridge manual or installation guide should have exact cavity size requirements. These will usually provide different options, such as if you want the doors flush, or only 90 degree opening etc.


See this Fisher and Paykel example - your fridge manual should have something similar (click to enlarge):


Click to see full size


As already mentioned, different fridges will have different clearance requirements as well.


What model fridge is it?


EDIT: I'd always go a little larger than the absolute minimum requirements.


EDIT 2: I would have thought the most common configuration for a fridge your size would be chassis flush with wall with the door protruding out allowing full door opening.



Fridge model is WBE4500SB

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