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Re: Getting Doors off of a side by side fridge
Hi thanks for the question the caps on the top come off remove the screws the electricals usually disconnect remove the door thanks for the question please accept a positive feed back is nice thanks the appliance doc
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check the top of the machine for plastic plugs filling holes
if there holes the it will be an involved process
best is to talk to a service centre for the machine and find out if it can be done and what is involved
companies make their machines so that doors can be mounted according to customer requirements and this is what you have to ascertain for the service people.
When removing doors with an ice maker. Under cover on top off unit there is an electrical hook up, unplug it. then at bottom of freezer door there is a water line, it has a quick connect on it. Push in to release then pull apart. Take screws out of top hinge and remove door. Same on refridge side, just no wires or water line.
This is typical for frost-free refridgerators/freezers. In order to keep ice from buiding up on the interior walls of the freezer section, the manufacturer installs electric defrosting elements and extra "warming" elements in the outer edges of the cabinet, normally around the door openings to help mitigate any frost/ice build up and surface condensation that typically occurs on the exterior surfaces as the doors are opened and closed frequently.
These edge warmers stay very warm to keep ice and condensation from accumulating and will become VERY very warm (hot) when the fridge/freezer is in the once a day defrost cycle.
Unless you have an energy saver switch (GE trademark) inside the fridge section, which you can turn off, there is no way to disable these added elements. If you find that you're getting ice building up in the freezer, you'll need to turn off the energy saver switch to resolve that issue.
Energy Saver switch "ON" means these elements are off, while having the ES switch "OFF" means those heaters are running all the time and costing you more in energy consumption
You would be better served to remove the doors, ready fridge to move,( empty, un-plug ) . Remove front grille, un-plug wiring to door dispenser, follow water line and un-couple at water valve, then two people remove phillips screws from top of unit have second open door and lift off bottom hinge. you can then remove lower hinge if necessary for clearance.It took me longer to type than this process takes. And to remove handles involves removing door liners, don't go there.
It could be the fan...check the outlet in the fridge with the door button pushed in...light off. If it is, it could be a bad fan or freezeup (most likely). Defrost the unit completely. This is a two day, open doors deal unless you take the rear of the freezer section off and use a hair dryer (water and electricity together are dangerous!). You probably have ice in the coils impeding airflow. Pretty soon, your freezer is going to get warmer, too. Reasons: humidity is getting in there...door gaskets, liquids left to evaporate, windowshopping.