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Hinge and handle switch on Frigidaire refrigerators

Can't see any holes, or plates covering holes, indicating that the hinges or handles on the top freezer, or bottom refrigerator can be switched.

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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  • I was told the model number is FRT21P6CSBO and that the serial number is LA32326162. However when I search under either the model or serial number there are no matches.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 04, 2012

    I found some diagrams from my supplier but they are sketchy. Take a look at this one. http://cdn.appliancepartspros.com/images...

  • Thanks. If I'm reading this correctly, and I'm not at all sure that I am, it looks as if the handles and hinges could be switched. What's your take on it?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 04, 2012

    Yes, from that diagram it looks like it to me also. I tried to find a better diagram or instructions to do so but I was unlucky in doing so.

  • Well I feel lucky that you found this and sent it on. Thanks.

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Thank You very much for your quick response to my request for advice. I have solved the problem by placeing 2 metal washers on the bottom hinge of the top freezer door. Now the door seems to close tightly, and the freezer is working fine. Thank you again. Housewife from southern New Jersey.

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u could always set the handle in place where it needs to be and use caulk or super glue to go around the handle and that should help it stay in place if that doesnt work the website www.amana.com to see if it has warranty for the broken handle good luck

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: refrigerator door handle is loose how do I fix it?

some come off when you pull straight up if there are no visible screws. then tighten the screws on the inside of the handle that fasten into the clips on the door.

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I did find a stainless one but not sure what dealers you may have in your area. You don't say where you are.

Anyway here is one that is 28 3/4 deep.

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SOURCE: I have a Dometic rm2652 refrigerator the door hinge broke

the hinge is not plastic, only the insert sleeve that goes into the hole atop the door is plastic. If the actual hinge (metal arm) is broke, then you need to order a new part (not difficult if frig is 20 years or less). If you cannot find the part, go to a metal shop and show them the broken part, they usually can repair it or remake a new piece.
If the hole in the door went bad (that is: if the hole tore open and cannot hold the hinge pin) you need to have a metal repair brace added to the door. This will involve the metal shop or a good mechanic that can come to you and do the neccessary repair at the house; otherwise you need to bring the door to the metal shop. macgivor

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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How to flip a door on freezer


The door hinges usually can be made to open either right or left handed. Look on top of the freezer to see if there are metal caps covering the screw holes in the cabinet. Same for the door handle. If you find them just remove the caps, remove the screws and move the hinge to the other side. Use the caps to cover the holes left from the original position of the hinge. Same for the door. If there are no indication of the extra holes in the cabinet, then fliping the door is impossible.

Nov 06, 2014 | Refrigerators

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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.

on Oct 19, 2011 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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Trying to remove the door panel on the rear driver's side door of a 1991 Buick Regal Limited to check the window motor. Removed 3 screws, popped all the plastic holders around edges of door, but there...


Are you talking about the door handle hinge? The door handle and hing do not need to be removed to remove the door panel. Remove the door handle bezel and the hole will be big enogh to come straight off with the door panel. See the picture below. This is the only diagram supplied in the service manual. It shows the bezel for the driver's door but it states that the rear door is similar. If you allready have the bezel off, or you are not talking about the door handle hinge, I don't know what you are talking about when you say "hinge thing"


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Aug 12, 2011 | 1995 Buick Regal

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I have whirlpool A CLASS fridge how do i reverse the door


  • I cannot confirm weather your fridge had reversible doors as you listed no model but the standard for fridges that can reverse the door swing are changed by doing this -
  1. You will see little plastic covers on the opposite side where the hinges and handles are currently located now.
  2. There are some little clips that hinge the screws on the top and bottom of each handle.
  3. Remove these little covers with a small flathead screwdriver.
  4. Now remove the screws holding the freezer and refrigerator handles on.
  5. Now pop the screw hole covers on the side of the frig/freezer you will using.
  6. Now place and fasten with screws the handles on the other side of the frig/freezer door.
  7. Now remove the top freezer hinge first by removing the 3 screws on top.
  8. Now pull up on the hinge (save the spacer).
  9. Now pull up on the freezer door.
  10. Now remove the screws on the middle hinge.
  11. Now pull up and remove the middle hinge while holding the frig door steady (save the spacer).
  12. Now pull up on the frig door and set to the side.
  13. Now remove the screws on the bottom hinge (save the spacer).
  14. Now put the screw hole covers you removed from the other side in the screw hole exposed from the screws you just removed.
  • The switch
  1. Start with the bottom hinge and place it on the opposite side (don't forget the spacer).
  2. Place the frig door on the bottom hinge and the place the middle hinge in the hole at the top of the frig door.
  3. Fasten the middle hinge.
  4. Place freezer door on the middle hinge.
  5. Put the freezer door in it's natural position to make putting the top hinge on possible.
  6. Screw the top hinge in.
  7. Job complete.
Regards, Tony

Apr 30, 2011 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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I mant to reverse the opening swing of my refrigerator doors


You have to remove the doors, swap the hinges to the other side. Start by taking the top hinge off the freezer door (pop the plastic cover off the hinge to reveal the screws). If it has handles (some don't) you will need to swap them over as well. The screws are under plastic covers on the ends. There will be plastic plugs in the holes that will need to be removed and placed into the holes you took the screws out of. This is assuming your model has reversible doors. Most do, but some don't.

Jan 11, 2010 | Kenmore 70832 / 70834 Top Freezer...

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How do i change which side the door opens


I have a different Bosch but changing the door over is straightforward.
1. Remove the plastic cover above the top door which fits over the controls. There are 2 screws under it holding it on. Lever it up from the back on top and it pops off.
2. Remove the hinge for the top door held on by 2 bolts
3. Take the top door off
4. Remove the central hinge between the doors held on by 2 screws
4. Lift the bottom door off
5. Pull off the bottm plastic cover
6. Move the post in the bottom hinge to the other side. It screws out
7 Replace the bottom door
8 Replace the central hinge on the other side (Take off any plastic caps covering the holes)
9. Unscrew the post on the top hinge (there are 2 possible holes left and right) and put it in the other hole.
10. Put the top door on
11. Bolt the top hinge back on the other side
12 Replace top cover and screws.
13 Move handles (unscrew and pull towards the door edge to get them off)

Jul 10, 2009 | Bosch Classixx KSR32623 Refrigerator

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I want to switch the doors from left to the right side


Hi, The parts are interchangeable (hinges & handles)
You should have some small plastic plugs/caps that are covering the holes already drilled for the change. Once you remove the doors and then remove the plugs, just reinsert the plugs into the old holes and switch hinges and door handles to the opposite spots.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

May 26, 2009 | Frigidaire FRT17G4B Top Freezer...

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Fridaire model frt181l6d50


You'll need to remove the top hinge cover from whatever side it is on currently and then lift the door off the hings post ( set the door aside) .. then the top of the fridge will have small removable caps that hide the nuts for where you fasten the hinge to that side. Reinstall those caps to hide the holes in the top of the fridge where the hinge used to be. Next, you will have to transfer the handle on the door to the opposite side ( same process as the hinge) .. You wil find small plastic caps that hide the holes you'll be using to secure the handle to the opposite side,. use the same process for the freezer door too..This process only applies to top/bottom type freezers and not side by side. Hope that helps

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