This page shows what should be done if your frig needs to be replaced in a 2002 or earlier, Casita. It appears that if you have a 2002 model Casita or earlier, the factory first installed the refrigerator and then built the rest of the trailer around it. In later models, 2002+, the rear window was made large enough to pass the refrigerator through that opening. It is not clear to me how much this helps because it still looks like the coolant unit needs
to be removed. In older model Casitas, additional modifications are needed to the refrigerator besides removal of the cooling unit, in order to remove the refrigerator through the usual side door opening. The following information is for use in learning how to remove or reinstall a refrigerator from an older model Casita. The included photos and text are only meant as an aid. Refrigerator removal and replacement should be undertaken only by a trained and experienced professional.
If you decide to use the following information, you do so at your own risk knowing that the author is not liable or responsible for damage to you or your refrigerator or to your Casita Trailer and that this article is intended as an aid, not as a complete procedure. The author is not responsible for the use or miss-use of this article.
The cooler/absorber as shown above, has to be removed. From inside the refrigerator, remove 4 screws from between the cooling plates, open the freezer section and remove 3 more screws. Remove the cable from the front panel and make sure it is free and unattached all the way back to the cooler unit. (Hint: save the plumbers putty from the three access holes to reapply when putting every thing back together.) Remove the defrost drain hose and punch out the
drain tube. On the inside of the frig, liberate the thermocouple and push it out the back of the frig. On the outside four corners of the cooler, remove one screw each. Remove the cooler with a tiny bit of prying as the thermal compound used to install the cooler unit acts a tiny bit like an adhesive. A reasonable amount of force may be required by levering the four corners with a screwdriver or pry bar. Remove the frig door. Remove the feet from the bottom of the frig. Shorten the feet to match the length of the feet on the removed frig.
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