I just finished a build using the DAR125SLDD. do not remove the whole inner door panel. If you do you won't be able to put the door gasket back on. it installs in a groove at the edge of the panel.I just cut of some of the panel that was in the way and sealed up the surfaces with white silicone caulk. I also left the door panel on so the light will still work. 2 corny kegs and a 5 pound tank fit inside just fine.
Finished my first stage of this build today and it turned out well. If I had owned the correct tools it probably would have taken only a few hours, but since I was improvising with what I had, it took a while. Some tips if you choose to go with the flat door:
When you cut around the edge of the frame, try to leave a little lip all the way around. It makes the marker board look better once its sealed.
Once you've cut all the way around the door, don't try to just pull off the panel. I found that prying the plastic away from the foam and breaking it off in pieces was easiest. Then you can shave down the foam from there. I found a flex blade to be the best for this:
Getting the outside frame out of the door took some patience with an exacto knife, slowly pulling the foam off the inside plastic. Once you have gone all the way around separating foam, you can use a flat head screwdriver and carefully pry the plastic from the outer side:
Overall I learned a whole lot doing my first project like this, and enjoyed the heck out of it. My kegging gear should be here tomorrow. I can't wait to get it all inside my new kegerator! I have a few more pics if you have any other questions.
If you don't have the kind of door that has the screws...you have to cut out the door protrusions.
07 – Use the box knife to cut the inner edges of the plastic, and then smooth out any pointed plastic edges while also smoothing out any insulation that is not flush to the mini-fridge door. You can try to pry off the unwanted plastic section with a flat-head screwdriver, though it seems easier to just pull the entire thing off by hand after the appropriate cuts have been made. Use your waterproof aluminum tape to seal the open areas. Two to three layers will ensure that no moisture gets into the insulation. You do not want any mold to occur inside the mini-fridge door.