Clearances around fridge for cabinets?

boops2012August 4, 2014

Have an LG fridge. Its older and cant find a spec sheet on their website, so made a call. WAs told the clearances for cabinets is 2 in. on top and 1 in. on each side The fridge w. hinge is 69 1/2 in. high. And width is 35 5/8 in. The pantries on each side are 90 in.height. so the cab over the fridge would be 20 1/2in high? And 37 1/2 in. wide ? That makes no sense. Im confused. Help a girl who is way out of her depth please.

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More likely the cabinet over the fridge would be 18", wouldn't it - 69-1/2 in. plus 2" clearance, plus 18" cabinet = 89-1/2"?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 6:47PM
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Thanks for the reply. Evidently Im lacking some basic math skills as well. LOL. Im kind of in a panic as the order is supposed to be submitted this week. Going back to the LG site: I looked at the installation pgs for 3 other models. each one said only 2 in for clearance in the BACK of the unit. Nothing on top or sides. Have no idea where the customer service person I spoke with got that. So back to to the original cab height.._

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:00PM
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There is no way you should have zero clearance on sides or top. The clearance behind is important, If you don't have anything better I would go with your original clearances.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:42PM
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I had to alter my wall to shoe horn my new refrigerator in last year. There's virtually no clearance on either side and no problems yet.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:14PM
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I found side clearances in a different manual. Installation one noted back, User Manual noted sides for different configurations.

Another thread with useful info on fitting:

Here is a link that might be useful: refrig clearances

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:09AM
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