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I have a Whirlpool upright freezer and live in France, the door has come away at the bottom on the hinge side. I understand the door can be reversed but the pin and covering plastic piece has been lost, is it possible to replace this.

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  • mavken1951 Aug 25, 2010

    I appreciate your swift reply. I will go on searching for a pin and I am happy that it is worth trying to fix it. Thanks.



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Yes. Hinges are sold as replacement parts, and for a given brand there aren't that many different ones used. Replacing the plastic cover might be a bit harder, but maybe that's not essential to you. You haven't given me enough info to find the exact part for you, but here is a link to a web site with very good search tools that I often use. The link will take you within this site where I have narrowed the search a bit for you. The prices on this site tend to be a bit high, so I often find the part number then order elsewhere. Don't be misled by the chest-freezer picture you will see at this link.
good luck. Al K

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Hi, you can do without the covering plastic but cannot reverse the freezer door without the pin which is very important in this process. You have to search for the pin....

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