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Racks in the freezer are too narrow

The shelving racks in the freezer side don't really fit (side to side). They are so narrow the racks often collapse on the ones below. What's the fix?

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  • brasstec Apr 24, 2008

    OK....great idea, but how do you remove those rails? They're solid - molded into the side panel. Do you have to pop that panel outa there? And if so, what's the secret to doing that? I checked it out and it looks like it's sealed all the way around. Thanks!

  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    We have the same problem!!! You can't remove the side guides like suggested by the last person. Any other suggestions????

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Try removing the rails form one side and installing plastic spacers, you should only need one or 2 to compensate,

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