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Door reversal New fridge just delivered and trying to reverse the doors. Manual not much help - different handles than pictured in manual.

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Normally the Appliance Company from which you bought your refrigerator from would do the changing if you specified.

Call them and they may take are of the change as a customer courtesy.

Posted on May 03, 2008

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