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What cutout width is required to fit a 36" French door refrigerator, and still be able to open all the drawers?

What cutout width is required to fit a 36" French door refrigerator, and still be able to open all the drawers?
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Posted 2017-10-16T03:48:01+0000  by Liz4771 Liz4771
 
Hi Liz4771,

The standard width opening for modern refrigerators is 36 inches, with this in mind, refrigerator manufacturers produce all current model refrigerators to be less than 36 inches wide. Most are 35 3/4 inches or less, this allows for the refrigerator to slide into the allotted space.

Whether you have a standard depth or counter depth refrigerator, the doors must be proud of the counter for them to open to the door stops. The only real problem you may encounter is interference with a wall next to the refrigerator which may prevent one of the doors from opening all the way.



Above is the typical french door refrigerator installation, note the doors protrude beyond the face of the cabinets.

 


If the doors have the space to open to their maximum travel then all drawers will be accessible.

Mike
Posted 2017-10-16T18:17:44+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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