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Can I change the way the door opens?

I have a washer and dryer and have moved house. Now I need to change the dryer door from left opening to right and the washing machine from right opening to left! Does anyone know if this is possible?

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No you are stuck with the fact how they were buld.unless you want to mover the doorlock and all wiring and the hinge.
also have to make a hole for the doorlock.
I would not advice this.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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