Want to change GE refrig to right opening instead of left
I have stripped down the door and have come to the bottom pin that holds the lower front door to the cabinet. Now what do I do? the pin is stuck and wont come out. I have removed all bolts and screws and my door is off, so of course my food is getting warm. How do I get that pin out and turn it around???
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The pin will be attached to a bracket that is screwed onto the base of the machine, tilt it backwards and look underneath and check for thre screws holding the bracket onto the frame, the bracket needs to be removed and fitted on the other side
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tip unit over on side,placing an old blanket or similar on floor under unit.there are 3 little bolt/screws holding each bracket to the underside of unit,unscrew these/lay brackets on floor, slide door down off pin on underside of top.and unscrew this pin.change over from right to left replace door onto pin replace bottom hingepin,adjust door for" squareness " and tighten all screws lift back upright and switch on...will take a little time to settle down temp wise.... make sure seal sits tight all round good luck ..geoff
Unplug the dryer. Remove the screws from the control panel top rear. Lift the control panel aside. Pull the top lid forward to remove it. Reach inside the right and left front corners to remove the screws holding the front panel to the cabinet. Remove the door switch wires and set the front panel aside. Your model may or may not have 2 screws holding the top lid down located inside the door opening. Open the door,get down on your knees and look up at the door opening for 2 screws.
The lower hinge on each door
may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this
assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not
seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if
it rises up when opened.
Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the
door in place. Put something between the bottom of the doorand the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking
note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.
I had this problem. I reversed the decorative plastic strips, both ends of the strip have hinge pin holes, so the doors can open left or right. I put the TOP decorative plastic strip on the bottom and BOTTOM on top.
Although this post is old, I will help anyone else that is searching for the answer. I too had this problem but after looking at the schematics for this dishwasher, I could see where the problem was.
First, open the door and remove the eight screws that hold the inside cover to the front door on. BE CAREFUL. There are wires attached from the front panel of the door to the inside panel for the soap dispenser.
Close the inside panel by slowly raising it up into its closed position and locking into place.
Looking at the front panel from the inside, there is a black box at the top with a white PLASTIC PIN. This pin activates the "CLOSED" signal to the control unit.
Push and HOLD the white pin DOWN until the system resets.
If this does not work, you may need a new unit which runs about $6.
After reseting the system, raise the front panel slightly and press and hold RESET/START for 5-6 secs.
Now, with a second person holding the inner liner against the machine tightly, I started a cycle and it worked fine.
Unlock the inner panel and slowly lower back down and replace the 8 screws.
It's really very simple 10 min fix. the reason this happens is due to the flawed design of the SWITCH PIN, which is not rigid enough. It tends to move side to side and become stuck.
A better quality PIN assembly would solve this issue for GE forever.
if you take the front kick plate off by pulling on it. once the front kick plate at the bottom of refrig. is off bend down and you will see 1 bolt head that looks bigger than the rest of them. 1 on each side of the refrig. now if you need to lower the refrig turn to the left. to raise turn to the right. this do it for you. thanks eddy
With only a limited amount of information, I would guess your door seal may be worn....but how can you check it? Take a reqular piece of paper (8.5x11) and cut a strip 1x11. Open the door and while holding onto the paper strip, put the strip in the TOP of the door and shut it to see how the seal 'feels' when you try to pull the paper out. It should be very hard, if not impossible to pull the strip of paper out. Now, do the same thing with the bottom of the door. Does it appear to be much easier? Without knowing the age of the machine, I might question the door seal. You might also want to check to see if the door might not be bent just a bit. Do this by placeing a long level vertically along the front facing with the door open, then check the door for level. It may be as simple as bending the top of the door out while you bend the lower part in.
Check to see if refrigerator door is lower than freezer door. If so remove toe panel, (bottom front). Under refrigerator door hinge at bottom right is adjuster for door. Adjust upward so door is even. On some models when door is too low it causes light to stay on some times, raising ref. temps.