Can the doors of both the refrigerator and freezer be reversed to open from the other side?
I need to reverse the doors on my refrigerator so that the space it will be situated in can open properly. The doors now open from the left side and swing out to the right side. I need the doors to open from the right side and swing out to the left side. Can this be achieved?
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You have to remove the doors, swap the hinges to the other side. Start by taking the top hinge off the freezer door (pop the plastic cover off the hinge to reveal the screws). If it has handles (some don't) you will need to swap them over as well. The screws are under plastic covers on the ends. There will be plastic plugs in the holes that will need to be removed and placed into the holes you took the screws out of. This is assuming your model has reversible doors. Most do, but some don't.
Make sure all items are removed from both doors, and machine should be shut off.
1. Remove top bracket with the freezer door still shut. With both hands, open freezer door about 1 foot, and lift off. All thru this process keep track of all shims and washers and their location. 2. Remove center bracket holding main door and remove using the same process as with the freezer door. 3. Remove bracket from the bottom and reverse to the other side. There will be a lot of press in buttons to be removed by prying them out with a small screw driver. 4. Reinstall in reverse order, making sure all shims and washers go back where they came from. As well, Tighten screws while making sure the door is in alignment at the same time. 5. Remove both door handles and reinstall. Some screws may be hidden by a cover that will have to be pried away first.
You will need to reverse the hinges, it should be the top for the freezer, and the one in the middle support, both the freezer and the large door, you will not only move this to the other side but you may have to turn it over, and the bottom hinge just move it to the other side. You will need to start with the large door, because the hinge support the bottom and top door, the bottom first, next the middle hinge, place the freezer door on the middle hinge and the top hinge to sesure the freezer door, move the handles, the holes for the screws will be on the other side with a little cover that you will have to remove just have to pull them out.
Hi. I can help you. Look carefully at the hinge side of the door and you will see the screw pattern. Now look in the exact same areas on the non hinge side of both the door and the frame and you should see little plactic buttons which pry up and expose screw holes.
As long as you have these buttons/holes you can reverse the swing. If you do not have the predrilled holes on the other side, you can not reverse it. Most can be reversed so I am hoping yours is one of them. Good luck.