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Old 04-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Norcold fridge/freezer removal procedure

I have a fairly recent Norcold frige/freezer similar to the pic below. I think it is a DE-0061, although I can't see any identifying numbers.

Question: How do I remove the front trim so I can unfasten the fridge and extract it. I have downloaded a manual from the manufacturer's website but it's not much help on this particular issue.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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On my Norcold (400 something series) there are four screws on the trim around the fridge covered with finisher plugs over them. You pry off the plugs, remove the screws and then slide the fridge out. Your model is different so I don't know if it is installed the same way.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Mike, I had the same model. As mentioned, just remove the flange screws and slide it out.
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Mine has screws holding it into the cabinet but the black trim on both sides snaps in. The trim on top screws down from the top, only accessible after you remove the screws holding it into the cabinet and slide it out. When I bought her, the fridge was not screwed in. After a rough ride, I found her sitting on the galley floor. She is securely screwed in now.
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Thanks all, I'll give it a try and keep you posted.
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Job done - thanks for the responses here and from Norcold/Thetford. If anyone ever needs to know how to do this, the followng may help:

The ends of the side trims project into the top and bottom trims. The bottom trim is secured by two spring clips (left pic) - remove this bit first. The top trim cannot be removed until the unit fridge is out of the enclosure, so leave this bit alone. The side trims are held on by the two rows of galvanized tabs (arrows - right pic). To quote Thetford: "The side trim just snaps on. You can grab the outside and rotate it and it will come off that way". Once the side trims have been removed, extract the screws securing the fridge to the cabinetwork and slide it out.
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Well presented! Thanks for the update Mike.
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