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Old 01-10-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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external fridge cover?

on the escape 21, with the big fridge, I can't figure out how to remove the external access panel for the fridge. i see the two slotted fasteners, I've turned them every which way, and tried pushing and pulling and it just won't let go. I don't want to break anything.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Your turn then 90 degrees from the slot being horizontal to vertical, lift up a little and pull out from the bottom....
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:35 PM   #3
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They are finicky. A couple of times I've almost broken them. Sometimes it just pops off and other times....... In my case I've found gentle lifting works most times.

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ah, ok, just wanted to make sure i was on right track. mine are in the UPPER corners, so it was more like push down and wiggle after setting vertical, but I got it off, just wanted to inspect behind it.
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Yeah, they are tight, which can be looked at as a good thing. I took mine off in the cold the other day to remove my fridge, and had to give a real hard tug on the bottom to remove the grill. I winced as I yanked, but nothing broke.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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If you watch as you are traveling down the highways you sometimes see fridge vents in the grass. I do see a lot more air conditioner covers. Those usually are from the cover becoming brittle. The vents I suspect are from the little black tabs either not being turned or breaking. I was on a small highway one day and picked up a spare cover for mine. And shortly after did the cpaharley2008 mod.
We secured the refrigerator vent
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