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Hinge holding large bottom door has come off and door came off

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Good day,
You will have to remove the freezer door first. Save all bushings and spacers as you go along.
Remove the top hinge first, then lift the freezer door off.
Next remove the center hinge.
You will need to determine what happened to the bottom hinge.
It is usually bolted on with either 2 or 3 bolts. As well it has a pin inserted into it that points up.
After the bottom bracket is bolted into place properly, with the pin sticking up, you place the main door on the pin,and close the door.
The next step is installing the center pin, which is held in with screws as well. Make sure the door is aligned, then....
re-install the freezer door.

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