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Old 01-22-2011, 12:47 AM
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Now the first of our house full of appliances purchased new when we purchased this home has failed (the washing machine was the first to die), we'd like some input as we prepare to begin replacing appliances over here.
For some years now, (usually each Spring, when we're laying in awkward positions on the kitchen floor with the vacuum's crevice tool in one hand & a flashlight in the other, trying to clean every bit of lint, etc from the coils under our refrigerator while a helper moves the "special long thin brush", also purchased at Sears (Repair & Parts Center), to disloge the lint + pet hairs), we consider how it may just be "best" to have refrigerators installed UP, on an elevated platform, or ??? - something elevating them from "floor level" ~
Or thinking is that the lint, pet hairs, etc ending up clogging/covering the many coils would then end up at the "crack/seam" at the point where the platform meets the floor & the actual coils, etc would be "high & dry" - or - high & CLEAN!
Is this sound thinking?
Would it be appropriate to simply have someone build a soild 3-4 inch tall "box/platform" with marine grade plywood over all, and a tile on mastic final covering, or, would bricks/cement/mortar be necessary to hold the "very heavy when fully loaded" refrigerator UP and AWAY from more dust, lint, pet hairs, etc?
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If possible, just tilt the fridg back and stick a piece of wood under it to support it, then clean coils.
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Thanks for the idea! Now, why didn't we think of that sometime in these past 16+ years of doing it every Spring, (including some years in there with an indoor DOG, when we'd do it more often, due to PET HAIRS)?
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I'm thinking we'll go ahead and have a platform built for the new refrigerator, which we've noticed is likely to come with the water line filter located in the unit's interior space, for no-fuss, no-muss swap outs! YES!

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