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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:55 am 
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Hi,

We bought an integrated under counter fridge when we bought the house, but we have found unless you balance the items in the fridge right it topples forward - which we are used to but we are going to be renting the house out and are concerned about the tenants having an accident or damaging it. Is there anyway of stopping it from toppling forward or attaching it to the wall/ units?

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Is the fridge sat on the floor, or on the baseboard of a cupboard?

Does it have adjustable feet?

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OK, I'm awake now.

If this is an integrated fridge, the door will be attached to the cupboard, it can't possibly tip over.

So, is this a free standing fridge just using it's own door or does the door match the kitchen units?

If it's free standing it will definitely have adjustable feet that need some attention.

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Hi, it is a free standing fridge with the integrated door attached to the appliance only as we changed all the cupboard doors ... (novices lol) but yes it has adjustable feet and the front ones are already quite high ... if we make them higher then the door no longer fits as it tilts back but it will still rock forward if things are put in the door of the fridge .... as there is an extra large container on the door, which we know not to overfill but the same can’t be said for tenants.


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This is the fridge: https://m.johnlewis.com/neff-k4336x8gb-integrated-undercounter-fridge-with-freezer-compartment-a-energy-rating-60cm-wide/p937070


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Did you level the fridge before fitting the door, both side to side and front to back?

Do you still have the fitting instructions? (I've not managed to find them on-line).

There must be something quite wrong somewhere, the fridge weighs 34kg, for the loaded door to tip that weight plus the weight of the fridge contents sounds odd.

If I was coming at this blind, I'd probably remove the door, level up the fridge and re-fit the door. While the door is off take a measurement between the top of the fridge and the underside of the worktop, (at the back), if all else fails a piece of solid packing fixed in there should prevent it from tipping forwards.

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Ok thank you, we’ll give it a go!

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Normally an integrated unit like that would be installed tight up against the worktop, so would be unable to tilt forwards

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