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Can a Fridge with French Door be installed next to wall?

Thank you so much for your comment. I did not see it was three years ago. I thought it was three days ago.

Glad to hear the Maytag fits. My wife found some models of GE have the 1/2" x 1/2" hinge, with rounded edge doors.

Nick

Apr 01, 2013
NickMor in Cookware

Can a Fridge with French Door be installed next to wall?

Please update your post when you get your fridge.

We purchased an Electrolux, telling Warehouse Discount Center in California, we built the space to 36.5" (not 36") and we can push the fridge all the way back.

It looks beautiful all the way back, but we can not open the doors.

They want a $400 restocking fee to take back the fridge, we never plugged in!

The Maytag appears to need only 1/2" side clearance, with 1/2" sticking out to get a 45 degree open door."

The Vikings mount their hinges 1/2" x 1/2" from the corner.
The Electrolux/Frigidair is 1" x 1 1/2" (the worst door swing)
The Maytag is 5/8" x 1" (best)

Those mean you need 1/2" from the side wall and 1" sticking out to get a 180 degree door opening, (about 1/2" for 135 degrees)

I have a great idea, just make the hinge as close to the corner as possible or put on hinges that will go flush, like cabinets. But that may cost too many $5's to make their hinges on their $3000 refrigerators!

Apr 01, 2013
NickMor in Cookware