Quick fix to adjust fridge height?

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Old 11-21-17, 11:48 PM
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Quick fix to adjust fridge height?

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Got a Whirpool ED20TK refrigerator that I put back in place after some kitchen remodel work. Its two front wheels are adjustable, but the rear rollers are bolted in. To get things properly level, I ran out of adjustment range on the fronts - and need to raise the rear wheels by ~3/8".

What would you suggest as a straightforward way to do this?

I was thinking of finding a material to cut and slip around the wheels. A hard rubber sleeve (cylinder), firm enough to support the fridge's weight but flexible enough to bend around and fit nicely. But what material / parts should I actually look for?

Or I could just wrap cloth tape around the wheels. 25 layers oughta do it.....
 
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Old 11-22-17, 12:14 AM
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Or just a piece of 3/8" plywood ripped to fit between the wall and under the wheels. You could even cut the rip at an angle to make it easier to roll the wheels up on them. Since your front legs are all the way up and its approx 3/8", I'd use 1/2" ply and use the adjusters to level it.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 06:16 AM
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I would not try a "puck" under the back wheels as you won't be able to roll the fridge into place. I just put shims on the floor like Gunguy mentioned. 3/8" might be a hard lip to get the tiny wheels to ride up onto so you might need to make a little ramp out of thinner material. I often use VCT floor tiles as they allow easy height adjustment in 1/8" increments but I've also used plywood, old vinyl flooring... just about anything will work
 
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I'd also use 3/8" plywood. If you cut a 45 on the front edge it will act a little bit like a ramp.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 09:30 AM
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I move refrigerators in and out of the space all the time. 3/8" is too much of a bump to push the fridge in, so PD's suggestion of making the shim in steps is the best way.
You could use door skin for the steps, 1/8" plywood. The skin can be scored and snapped into strips using a utility knife.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 09:41 AM
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2 cedar shingles laid on the floor in back. The thin tapered edge forward... the thick end (coincidentally 3/8" thick) next to the wall.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 09:42 AM
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3/8" is too much of a bump to push the fridge in
3/8 is fine, I had a situation in old house where I had to get the fridge raised up to get over the quarter round molding on the sides.

Used a 1x4 beveled down and it rolled right up.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 03:33 PM
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Describe the situation in more detail. Can't imagine any floor being out or level that much, particularly after a remodel. Just strikes me as odd.
 
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Old 11-22-17, 03:38 PM
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I ran out of adjustment range on the fronts - and need to raise the rear wheels by ~3/8".
I'm with czizzi... based on your quote above, you should be able to lower the front wheels 3/8", if as you say, you ran out of adjustment. Unless you are saying you ran out of adjustment as you lowered the front and have the front rollers as low as they will go.
 
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