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How to Reverse Your Refrigerator Door (Most units)

1. Remove the toe grille.
2. Remove top hinge cover if available. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes the re-installation easier. Remove top hinge and lift door off the center hinge pin, and set the door aside.
3. Unscrew the center hinge pin using an adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure that the plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
4. Lift the refrigerator door off of the bottom hinge and set aside.
5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to slide out. Tighten screws.
6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator, remove inside screw and install center hinge.
7. Remove two screws on bottom hinge with 3/8" socket wrench.
8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed from Step 7.
9. Unscrew the bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to other hold in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.
10. Reverse door handles.
11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before starting screws, use an awl to puncture the foam.
12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center hinge pin through center hinge into the top of the door. Close refrigerator door to help align hinge hole.
13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.
14. Remove cabinet and hinge hold plugs and move to opposite side.
15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin (if you have a separate freezer door).
16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of the door while tightening screws to install top hinge.
17. Flip top grille and reinstall.
18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as needed.

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Hi. I have rust on my sr-s27fta Samsung refrigerator and I'm trying to take down the door in order to fix it. Do you know how can I do that?? Thank you


There's a plastic cover on the top door hinge. Pop it off and remove the screws that fasten it to the top of the fridge. Pull it off and don't loose the washers on the hinge pin. Lift the door up off the lower hinge pin. If it's the freezer door, do the same but take off the lower toe guard grille to expose the water tube going to the water dispenser. Separate the hose at the in line connector at the bottom of the door before you lift the door up and off the hinge pin.

Mar 25, 2016 | Samsung Refrigerators

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Why does the door not close right ( a bigger gap at top open side of door) I would like to know if there is a way to adjust the door. The model no is FRT22TGCW2. Thank You


Good Morning Ray,

I understand that the door on your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FRT22TGCW2, does not close correctly. I see that there is a bigger gap at the top open side of the door. You are able to remove the door and resituate it, so it closes correctly.

Before removing doors, be sure freezer control is turned to OFF. Remove all food from doors. Unplug refrigerator. Remove toe grill.

Trace around hinges with a soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced. Completely remove one door before starting to remove the other.


I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jun 28, 2014 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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SAFELY REMOVING DOORS FOR SHIPPING


Good Morning Jill,

I see that you are trying to remove the doors on your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FRS23R4A, for shipping purposes. Below are the instructions you will need to follow for both the refrigerator and freezer doors.


DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:
If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps to remove the doors.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn your freezer and fresh food controls to "O" and remove electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove any food from the door shelves.

1. Disconnect electrical supply.
2. Open both doors, then remove toe grille.
3. Close doors.

To Remove Refrigerator Door:

1. Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover.
2. Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced.
3. Remove top hinge and lift refrigerator door off bottom hinge pin. Set door aside.
4. Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
5. Reverse this procedure to reinstall refrigerator door.

To Remove Freezer Door:

1. Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull to remove tube.
2. Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover.
3. Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with firm grasp, pull both pieces apart.
4. Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced.
5. Remove top hinge, allowing wiring harness to pull through hinge and lift freezer door off of bottom hinge pin. Lay door down flat to avoid kinking water line.
6. Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
7. Reverse this procedure to reinstall freezer door.

When both doors have been reinstalled, connect water line by inserting tube and push until mark touches face of fitting, replace toe grille and plug in electrical power cord. Turn both temperature controls to center position. Adjust settings as necessary. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Mar 14, 2014 | Frigidaire FRS23R4A Side by Side...

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How do i change the hinge on thhe refrigerator door? Thanks for your help!


Hello,

Unplug the refrigerator and remove all food and utility bins from the doors. With the door open, remove the grille from the bottom of the refrigerator. Close the door.

Step 2
Remove the cover from the top hinge with the putty knife. Remove the three screws underneath, then remove the hinge. Take off the freezer door.

Step 3
Remove the three screws from the center hinge, then remove the hinge. Take off the refrigerator door.

Step 4
Remove the two screws from the bottom hinge, then remove the hinge. Replace with the new hinge and insert the two screws.

Step 5
Seat the refrigerator door on the bottom hinge and close the door. Fasten the new center hinge with the three old screws.

Step 6
Seat the freezer door on the center hinge and close the door. Fasten the top hinge and replace the top hinge cover.

Step 7
Replace the base grille, and plug the refrigerator back in.

Good luck in solving the problem with the solutions provided....

Aug 03, 2010 | Sanyo SR-4910M Compact Refrigerator

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How do I get the top cover off the freezer door and switch it to open the opposite way?


Duct tape the door closed.

Keep all washers and plastic grommets. make screw holes in opposite side accessible IE remove plastic grommets.

Remove the lower hinge remove the upper hinge.Install lower hinge just as it came off and then do the upper hinge. tighten down the hinges then see if the door needs adjusting by opening it and closing it and watching for the door gasket to keep folded properly.

Insert the plastic grommet covers in the original holes and you should be done.

Sep 22, 2009 | Refrigerators

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