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Hi I just bought a whirlpool refrigerator and it rolls forward on opening the doors. Is there anyway to prevent this? It is on a wooden floor, Thank You Model NumberED5FVGXWS

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At the bottom front of the refrigerator there are two feet. One on the left and one on the right. These need to be screwed down untill they touch the floor. Once they are touching the floor they should act as anchors stopping the fridge from moving

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