This instructable will show you, step by step, how to build a kegerator using an inexpensive compact refrigerator. It's a fairly short project if you have all the right tools.
After scanning Craigslist for a couple of weeks and not finding anything suitable, I decided to pick up the GE 4.5 cu. ft. compact refrigerator, model WMR04GAVBB from Walmart ($125.00). This fridge does have the 3/4 width freezer unit at the top. I didn't want to spend loads of money on a fridge with no freezer so this was my best option.
There were no problematic road blocks during the construction of this kegerator. However, you do have to take your time and be diligent to not damage any internal and external parts. You don't want a 70-pound paper weight. After all, as soon as you make your first modification to a new fridge, the warranty immediately packs its bags and runs out your door.
Good luck, have fun, and enjoy your kegerator!
Step 1: Remove from box
This is easy. After removing the nylon straps the box slides up over the top. I left the bottom part of the box underneath the fridge to hamper slippage of the unit.
Step 2: Remove shelving
The shelving was already in place from the factory so they have to be removed. Apparently, the factory forgot to secure the right side of the freezer.
Step 3: Relocate thermostat wire
Underneath the freezer is the thermostat wire. Straighten the wire so that you can free it from its housing. Move the wire so that it's out of you way. It will be replaced in another location later.