# How do I know if my refrigerator will fit through my door?

To know if your refrigerator will fit through your door, you need to measure the width, height, and depth of both the refrigerator and the door, and compare them. If the refrigerator is smaller than the door in all dimensions, it will fit through easily. If the refrigerator is larger than the door in one or more dimensions, you may need to remove the door, the refrigerator handles, or both, to make it fit.

In this article, I will explain how to measure your refrigerator and your door, how to remove the door and the refrigerator handles if needed, and how to safely move your refrigerator through the door. I will also provide some tips and tricks to make the process easier and avoid damaging your refrigerator or your door.

The first step to know if your refrigerator will fit through your door is to measure both of them. You will need a tape measure, a pencil, and a paper to record the measurements.

• Unplug your refrigerator and empty it of any food or drinks.
• Measure the width of your refrigerator from the left edge to the right edge, including the handles and hinges. Write down the measurement in inches.
• Measure the height of your refrigerator from the top edge to the bottom edge, including the feet and the top hinge. Write down the measurement in inches.
• Measure the depth of your refrigerator from the front edge to the back edge, including the handles and the doors. Write down the measurement in inches.

• Measure the width of your door from the left edge to the right edge, including the door frame and the hinges. Write down the measurement in inches.
• Measure the height of your door from the top edge to the bottom edge, including the door frame and the threshold. Write down the measurement in inches.
• Measure the depth of your door from the front edge to the back edge, including the door frame and the door knob. Write down the measurement in inches.

## How to remove the door and the refrigerator handles if needed

After measuring your refrigerator and your door, you need to compare the measurements and see if the refrigerator is smaller than the door in all dimensions. If it is, you can skip this section and move on to the next one. If it is not, you may need to remove the door, the refrigerator handles, or both, to make the refrigerator fit through the door.

To remove the door, follow these steps:

• Locate the hinges that attach the door to the door frame. They are usually on the side of the door that opens.
• Use a screwdriver or a drill to unscrew the screws that hold the hinges in place. Be careful not to damage the door or the door frame.
• Lift the door off the hinges and set it aside in a safe place. You may need someone to help you with this step, as the door can be heavy and awkward to handle.

To remove the refrigerator handles, follow these steps:

• Locate the screws that attach the handles to the refrigerator doors. They are usually on the inside of the doors, behind the rubber gaskets.
• Use a screwdriver or a drill to unscrew the screws that hold the handles in place. Be careful not to damage the refrigerator or the handles.
• Pull the handles off the refrigerator doors and set them aside in a safe place.

## How to safely move your refrigerator through the door

Once you have removed the door, the refrigerator handles, or both, you are ready to move your refrigerator through the door. You will need a dolly, a strap, a blanket, and some helpers to do this.

• Wrap the blanket around the refrigerator to protect it from scratches and dents.
• Tilt the refrigerator slightly and slide the dolly under it. Make sure the refrigerator is balanced and secure on the dolly.
• Use the strap to tie the refrigerator to the dolly. Make sure the strap is tight and does not interfere with the wheels or the doors of the refrigerator.
• Carefully roll the refrigerator to the door. Make sure the path is clear and free of any obstacles.
• Align the refrigerator with the door and check the measurements again. Make sure the refrigerator can fit through the door without hitting the door frame or the floor.
• Slowly push the refrigerator through the door. You may need someone to guide the refrigerator from the other side of the door and someone to hold the door frame steady.
• Once the refrigerator is through the door, roll it to its new location. Make sure the refrigerator is level and stable on the floor.

## Tips and tricks to make the process easier

Here are some tips and tricks to make the process of moving your refrigerator through your door easier and safer:

• Before you start, check the manual of your refrigerator for any specific instructions or warnings. Some refrigerators may have special features or parts that need to be handled differently.
• If possible, choose a door that is closest to the refrigerator and has the largest opening. This will reduce the distance and the difficulty of moving the refrigerator.
• If you have to remove the door or the refrigerator handles, label the screws and the parts so that you can easily put them back together later.
• If you have to tilt the refrigerator, do not tilt it more than 45 degrees. This will prevent the oil and the coolant from leaking or damaging the compressor.
• If you have to lay the refrigerator on its side, do not lay it on the side that has the hinges. This will prevent the doors from opening or closing properly.
• After moving the refrigerator, wait at least 24 hours before plugging it in and turning it on. This will allow the oil and the coolant to settle and the refrigerator to adjust to the new temperature and humidity.