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I've got a frig on a tile floor without any wheel locks, and it likes to slide forward every time I open a refrigerator door quickly. So far I have tried:

  1. toilet shims shoved under the wheels. Since they are plastic on ceramic tile, they kept sliding out.
  2. I glued rubber toolbox liner to the toilet shims and tried again. They stayed longer this time, but still wind up coming out.

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep the refrigerator from moving forward when I open the door?

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@gunner - this should be an answer. –  bib Aug 8 '12 at 1:46
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There should be adjustable feet that you can "unscrew" to raise the ridge so the wheels are off the floor a small amount -- Good idea. –  Gunner Aug 8 '12 at 1:51
    
you can also use a stand which can be placed under the frig.. –  user7058 Aug 8 '12 at 15:57

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Most refrigerators have adjustable feet that can be "unscrewed" in order to level the fridge. All you need to do is "unscrew" these feet until the wheels are slightly off the floor.

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I like this answer best - so I decided to try it. I took the plastic cover off the front to try to get to the legs, and my fridge doesn't have those either! I ended up jamming a screw through a spoke in the wheels so that the screw catches on the wheel mounts if it tries to roll. Not the most ideal solution, but I'm hoping this one will stay put! –  Joshc1107 Aug 8 '12 at 19:24

Remove the wheels from refrigerator

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This seems like it would cause more problems than it solves. –  BMitch Aug 8 '12 at 10:31

I like Gunner's idea, but if your fridge doesn't have those legs, how about a rubber door stop? Slip it under the fridge and, if necessary, cut it off so it can (with friction) fit under the fridge and out of sight. That doesn't give a ton of contact area with the fridge, but it may be enough depending on the Herculean force you exert when opening the door.

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What about rubber furniture cups?

furniturecups

If they are not deep enough, you could cut a channel in the center to set the fridge leg/wheel deeper.

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