Ok thanks. There should be about 2 1/2 inches of space from the back wall to the back of the frige. The sides really dont matter cause there isnt any vents on the sides. Also watch how you push this back so you dont crush or roll over the water line. Its best to have the waterline come up through the floor then put a shut off valve on it too.One more item use a copper water line also.
You need to pull the frige out to clean it like every frige there is out there. All friges have a cooling system and the condensor the fan the compressor everything is on the bottom all except for the evaporator thats usally in the freezer section behind the back wall.
Who said anything about needing side space?
So you are saying that the sides of the fridge can be just about flush to the inside of the cabinet wall and that as long as I leave 2 1/2 inches in the back the fridge would be ventilated properly and run efficiently?