Who Makes a French Door Bottom Freezer Shorter Than 69"?

by J. Camp
(Naperville, IL USA)

Who Makes a French Door Bottom Freezer Shorter Than 69"?

I only have 68" in height from floor to the bottom of my cabinet. I want a french door / bottom freezer refrigerator that will fit in the space.

Renovation is not in my near future to remove or replace cabinets. I can't find any of that style shorter than 69". Also, it seems this style is very deep, up to 36". My current refrigerator is only 32" deep, and already sticks our further than our cabinets. There is no way 36" would work, that's too much space to lose.

I don't need a large refrigerator, max 20 cu. ft. Where can I find a smaller french door bottom freezer refrigerator?

I also don't need anything but white in color.

Thank you!

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Oct 23, 2016
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Fisher Paykel has one NEW
by: Anonymous

Fisher Paykel RF170ADUSX4 17cuft Counter Depth French Door has Dimensions of 27.4 x 31.1 x 67.5 inches.

Oct 21, 2016
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More than frustrating !!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEW
by: JJ

What is with these appliance makers today?? Many folks, like myself, have a 68" maximum height to their cabinets.

The only option in a decent new style fridge that I can find is the Samsung french door, that is 67" high,,, but it is 36" deep!
What??? My current fridge is 30" deep and 66" high. Why can I not find a decent new fridge that doesn't stick out across my kitchen(depth), and is under 68" high??? Who is doing the measurements at these appliance companies? C'mon folks, width is not everything! Get on the ball here and make a few sub 68" units!!!

Mar 19, 2016
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problem with heigth for refrigerater NEW
by: Anonymous

I had the same problem with an opening that worked fine until I had my kitchen floor retiled and lost about a half inch. Just enough to make the fridge not fit. I solved the problem by taking the covers off the door hinges. With the fridge pushed back into the opening and only the depth of the door extending out you can hardly see the hinges.

Jan 04, 2016
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bulky hinge cases add height
by: Anonymous

Take a look at Jenn-Aire countertop depth - 69" overall height. Others such as Viking and AGA Marvel also have shorter cabinets under 69", but the hinge is the problem. I spent an entire day making lists of counter depth refrigerators with cabinets under 69" (Whirlpool and Frigidare are others). I am considering the Jenn-Aire (and to fit I will have to increase the 69" opening at least 1/8 inch). This really annoys me because I already had this custom cherry cabinet resized to accommodate the height increase in a refrigerator I bought 12 years ago (a Whirlpool which is 68.5"). The other option I am considering is to figure out if the hinge cap can be removed. On the AGA Marvel it looks as though the hinge cap is one inch high and without the hinge cap, it would just fit my 69" allowance.

Dec 07, 2015
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Refrig
by: Joni

I have the same problem. Have not found anything with the 1" clearance they want on the top. My son cut part of the
Bottom of the cabinet frame off to be able to fit a new french
Door refrig. Have to see if can do here.

Jul 08, 2014
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how about a fridge under 65.5"?!
by: ajsz

I have 1950s custom cabs with 65.5" clearance. all I can find is top freezers or 10cf freezers. I can go upt 42" wide, but wider isn't shorter. So frustrating.

Nov 15, 2012
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Refrig for Little People
by: Anonymous

I'm an LP (midget) and a tall refrig is hard for me and my family (all of us are LPs) to use. Are there special refrigs made for people like us? Many of our friends have the same question. Thanks.

Nov 03, 2012
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by: Canada

Samsung makes a 65.5" french door refrigerator.
They are available at Trail Appliances and Sears.

Nov 03, 2012
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66" HIGH REFRIGERATORS
by: Canada

Samsung makes a 65.5" french door refrigerator.
They are available at Trail Appliances and Sears.

Aug 20, 2012
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smaller counter depth refrige
by: Anonymous

Does anyboby know who make a 20 cu. ft. or less french door that has exterior water and ice? Must be counter depth, stainless steel.


Jul 31, 2012
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Shorter full sized Fridge.
by: cherry

I would like a French door model less than 65ins tall but I can't find one. I would settle for a double door with water maker if I could find one. There is no option to remove the above cabinets as the home is a rental. Does anyone know of any brand that makes them a little shorter?

Apr 23, 2011
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LG has a Refrigerator that is 66" High
by: Anonymous

LG has a nice french door 19.7 that is about 66" high. I was told you need an inch clearance above or the manufacturer will void your warranty....they have this at best buy.

Mar 03, 2011
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Need a Shorter Refrigerator
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem and also need a shorter refrigerator.

25 years ago, when my house was built, most refrigerators were shorter. I have a 20 year old 25 cu.ft. Amana that fits perfectly in the custom opening, but my recent forays into appliance departments show nothing but top freezer models and one 19 cu.ft. side by side. that will fit. None of them are high end nor have the features I want.

I think I'll have to get a cabinet maker out to remove the cabinet above the refrigerator, adding a couple hundred dollars to my expense. At least the width is OK.

Click here for more on Amana Refrigerators

Click here for more on French Door Refrigerators

Aug 06, 2010
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Only a few options...
by: HeidiPro

I've done more than a bit of research and the only fridge that I've been able to find is this GE French door bottom freezer refrigerator:


GE GFSF2KEY 22.2 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator


It is 68 1/2" high (honestly not sure if this is enough clearance to allow for proper ventilation) and 33" deep w/o handles. It also comes with an indoor ice/water dispenser in the model below:


GE Profile PFSF2MJY 22.2 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator


Both of them are currently on sale at the links above but the interesting thing is that the one with the ice and water dispenser is only around $100 more.

Hope these work for you.

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