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Tighten cabinet hinge

Door swings open to easy. How can I tighten this hing?

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If this has always been a problem I would have to assume that your cabinet is out of square or not level, after that is checked and ruled out I would go ahead and change the hinge as it might be faulty. Tighten cabinet hinge - 2_18_2014_5_14_03_pm.png

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3. Unscrew the center hinge pin using an adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure that the plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
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Your dryer is designed so the door swing may be reversed at any time without additional parts. Conversion is accomplished by transferring hinges to the opposite side of the cabinet.
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Your fresh food lower door hinge cam assembly has failed and needs to be replaced. Not a big deal to replace, really... but you have to remove the FF door to get to it. <---which is VERY simple to do. But first thing first, right? You'll obviously need the replacement part on hand prior to the repair, so the part number is WR02X10779. You can see what it looks like here (you could also order it here if you don't have a local appliance parts retailer).

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