First, unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet. Next, use a putty knife to pry off the decorative front grille. Be careful not to damage the grille as you will need to re-attach it later. With the grille removed, you will now see two screws on the top corners of the refrigerator. Remove these screws and set them aside. Next, locate the two screws on the bottom corners of the refrigerator. Remove these screws as well. With all four screws removed, the front panel of the refrigerator should now be loose. Gently pull the refrigerator forward and away from the cabinet.
Now that the refrigerator is free from the cabinet, you can begin disconnecting the water and power lines. Locate the water line first. It will be attached to a blue coupling on the back of the refrigerator. Use a pair of pliers to loosen the coupling and disconnect the water line. Next, locate the power cord. It will be plugged into a black box on the back of the refrigerator. Unplug the power cord from the box.
With the water and power lines disconnected, you can now lift the refrigerator out of the cabinet. Be careful not to damage the cabinets as you remove the refrigerator. Once the refrigerator is out, you can begin cleaning the cabinet. Start by removing any food or debris that may be inside the cabinet. Next, use a vacuum to remove any dust or dirt. Once the cabinet is clean, you can replace the refrigerator.
To replace the refrigerator, first reconnect the water line and the power cord. Next, lifted the refrigerator into the cabinet and align the screws holes with the holes in the cabinet. Screw the refrigerator into the cabinet using the screws you removed earlier. Finally, reattach the decorative front grille.
How do I lift a Sub Zero refrigerator?
When it comes to moving appliances, especially large and heavy ones like a Sub Zero refrigerator, it is best to hire professional help. However, if you must do it yourself, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, be sure to empty the fridge completely and unplug it before attempting to move it. If possible, remove the doors as well. Then, recruit at least two other people to help you lift the fridge and carry it to its new location. Be careful not to drop or damage the fridge, and avoid banging it into doorways or other obstacles. Finally, once you have the fridge in its new spot, reconnect it to the power source and restock it with food and drinks. With a little careful planning and some extra muscle, you can successfully move a Sub Zero fridge without incident.
What are the risks of removing a Sub Zero refrigerator?
There are several risks associated with removing a Sub Zero refrigerator. One of the most significant risks is the potential for leaking refrigerant. If the removal process is not done properly, it is possible for the refrigerant to leak out, which can be extremely dangerous. Additionally, removing a Sub Zero refrigerator can also be risky because of the potential for electrical damage. If the refrigerator is not disconnected from the power source correctly, it is possible for live electrical wires to be exposed, which could pose a serious shock or fire hazard. Finally, it is also important to be aware that Sub Zero refrigerants are highly flammable, so it is important to take precautions to prevent any potential fires.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of Subsub-Zero Refrigerators?
Model series: 18SLV and 36SLV Refrigerators with a stainless steel exterior Refrigerators with a customizable exterior in an overlay or flush inset version
How are sub-zero units integrated into a kitchen?
Most SUB-ZERO units are ‘built in’ like a wall oven installed in a cabinet. You would need to build another cabinet, dis-assemble the cabinet that you have now, and relocate the refrigerator to the new cabinet.
Do Sub Zero Refrigerators come with built in cabinets?
Most Sub Zero refrigerators come with professionally installed cabinetry.
What is sub-zero integrated refrigeration?
Sub-Zero integrated refrigeration is a type of refrigerator where multiple refrigeration modules are placed in different parts of the house, allowing for more customized cooling options. This technology can be found on some high-end models from both brands.
Is the Sub-Zero b1-36u the most noisy refrigerator?
Yes, the Sub-Zero b1-36U is the most noisy refrigerator.