Richard Miller called this evening to give me some idea of what they had done with regards to putting in their Samsung RF197AC refrigerator. Richard doesn’t like to try to write descriptions in e-mails, so we talked via phone instead.
While I can’t recall everything that he told me right now, I’m hoping that as we do our change-over that I will remember more as I see parts in the refrigerator compartment as we move along. I did try to write up a few notes from what he told me, so I’ll try to incorporate them into this posting. Those notes are as follows:
“Richard mentioned that there were some wooden supports somewhere in relation with the top and bottom of the drawer and that one or both of those may need to move.
He built a “box” around the rollers so that a long 2 by board was across the back of the area below the fridge floor. That board was parallel with the length of the coach. Then two other boards were put in somewhere on each side of the slide rollers to straddle the rollers. These all support the floor for the fridge.
He allowed in some way for the distance of the slide movement related with the rollers and the box.
If I remember right, the drawer and/or floor for the fridge (maybe both) was lowered about 1 ¾“.
He also cut crossways on the head of one roller adjusting bolt with a hack saw so that the drawer (I think) didn’t drag on the bottom.
While I don’t remember exactly, some part of the bottom part of cabinet above the fridge was moved up to complete the area above the fridge and make it look good.”
That is the best that I can remember at the moment as to what he did. Now, to complete the posting, I’ll include the pictures he sent me. Perhaps they will serve to give others (as well as ourselves) as to ideas of how to do the modification to keep the drawer.
I’ve asked to see if he can take some pictures of the inside of the “drawer cavity” so we can have a better idea of how he configured the support boards to allow for slide travel. If he can get those to me, I’ll post them as well.
The last two are pretty blurred, but they give an idea of the relationship of the drawer slides with the opening.
I hope this post is helpful to those interested in changing out their RV refrigerator for a residential one.