How to Pull Out a KitchenAid Refrigerator [Detailed Guide]

Knowing how to pull out a KitchenAid refrigerator makes moving and cleaning around it easy. This article contains detailed instructions on moving this appliance.

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How to Pull Out a KitchenAid Refrigerator

To pull out a KitchenAid refrigerator, you must start by turning it off. You can directly unplug it from the wall outlet or turn off the circuit breaker. If the refrigerator is a built-in model, it may be more difficult to reach the outlet than it is for a movable one. So, simply power down the breaker controlling it. 

Also, turn off the main water supply and disconnect the water line if applicable. Follow the steps in this article on removing the water line from your KitchenAid refrigerator to disconnect yours. Ensure you fold and secure it to avoid damaging it while moving the appliance. Do the same to the appliance’s power cord; tape it to the back of the refrigerator to get it out of the way.

Once off, open the freezer and refrigerator sections and empty them. For perishable frozen foods, store them in an ice-packed cooler or another refrigerator to preserve them while you move the appliance. Also, remove the shelves, racks, and bins, ensuring the refrigerator is completely empty before attempting to move it.

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This may be the best time to clean the refrigerator; emptying it allows you to remove stubborn stains without any encumbrance. Once done, close and secure the doors; use tape to seal them, so they do not open while you move the appliance. Another option is to remove the doors, especially if the appliance cannot fit through the door with the doors in place.

Next, use cardboard to protect the floor on the path through which you will take the refrigerator. If you are moving it out of the house, you will need an appliance dolly, but before putting it on the dolly, you will move it a few inches out of its position, which may mean dragging it on the floor. Use thin planks if there is no available cardboard to use.

Now, slowly move the refrigerator out of its nook and down the path covered by planks or cardboard. You may need an assistant to help you move it because of the weight. Sometimes, you can release the wheels and roll the refrigerator out and onto the appliance dolly, but that may also require more than one person.

How to Pull Out Built-in KitchenAid Refrigerator Models

If the appliance is built into the wall, the process of pulling it out is different. Since it may be slightly difficult to reach the power cord connected to the wall outlet, you may have to turn off the breaker for the refrigerator. After that, empty the refrigerator the same way you do for movable refrigerators. Store perishable foods in a cooler with ice packs or a freezer. 

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Find detailed instructions in this article on moving a built-in KitchenAid refrigerator to detach it from the wall and move it away from the nook or out of the house. You can also check the refrigerator’s user manual for other instructions on correctly moving this refrigerator type.

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Cannot Pull Out My KitchenAid Refrigerator from the Wall

You may need professional assistance if you have difficulty pulling your KitchenAid refrigerator out from the wall. This is especially true if it is a built-in model. You may have failed to remove the holding brackets from the refrigerator’s frame fully, or some are still partially holding the refrigerator.

But if it is not a built-in model, ensure you fully unplug it and remove the water line before pulling it out. One or more cables may hold the refrigerator, so consider checking behind it. Also, check the bottom part of the refrigerator; it may be stuck in place due to dirt and sticky water. If that is the case, you may have to clean around the unit to loosen the refrigerator’s bottom.

Another possibility is that the wheels are locked, and the refrigerator is too heavy for one person to move. Get the user guide and find out how to unlock the wheels so you can smoothly roll the refrigerator out. Alternatively, get one or two people to help you move the appliance without dragging it. If all else fails, hire movers or contact the KitchenAid Center and request service.

How to Pull Out a KitchenAid Refrigerator Shelf

The first step is to empty the shelves of all items, and you may want to unplug the refrigerator before removing the shelf. Check out the resources in this article to learn how to remove the shelves in your KitchenAid refrigerator, or consult the refrigerator’s user manual for further instructions.

How to Pull Out the Drawer from a KitchenAid Refrigerator

Every KitchenAid refrigerator has different drawers: deli, crisper, and other types. There are different removal methods for each drawer, but they are usually easy to remove. You can check this article on removing the drawers in a KitchenAid refrigerator to find the necessary resources for removing each drawer type.

How Do I Remove the Pull-out Freezer on a KitchenAid French-door Refrigerator Freezer?

You can check the refrigerator’s user manual or follow the instructions in this article on removing the bottom freezer drawer on your KitchenAid refrigerator. You may want to contact the KitchenAid Service Center for further assistance if the instructions do not match your specific model and the refrigerator’s user manual is no longer available. Alternatively, look for online resources for your refrigerator model.

How to Pull Out the Meat Storage Drawer Lid in a KitchenAid French-door Refrigerator

You can follow the instructions in the earlier section of this article or consult the refrigerator’s user manual for steps to pull the deli drawer lid out of a KitchenAid refrigerator. It is usually a straightforward process; pull the lid or shelf out until it stops. Then, slightly lift it up and out of the refrigerator.

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