Thank you all for the fantastic replies! I Responded to a few of you with how things are playing out now, and I’ll add it here in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
The original sellers were offering to sell us the fridge at one point, which we made an offer and they rejected. This is important because it shows that they’re not willing to abandon the fridge. When we closed escrow, the house is ours but the fridge is theirs, so we have someone else’s item in our home and the owner is aware and wants it back.
At about 10am our agent contacted their agent saying that they need to get rid of all items by noon the next day, or they forfeit the items. They agreed to those terms. Then by 6pm, they messaged us saying they’ve scheduled movers to pick up the items at 2pm, and they made that appointment without consulting our schedules first. We’re both at work AND it’s out of their agreed upon time frame, and we extend no courtesy for those who refuse to reciprocate. Looks like we’re getting a few fridge at the expense of getting rid of other junk!
Thank you all for your wisdom and time!