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Whirlpool W10597594C User Instructions page 7

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Replace and Remove Handles
Standard Door
To replace the handle, align the handle on the door or drawer
as shown. Using a Phillips screwdriver, attach the handle with
the handle screws.
To replace the handle trim pieces, using your hand, apply firm
pressure on the face of the trim and slide the trim piece
toward the center of the handle.
To remove handles, reverse directions.
French Doors
To remove the handle, use a ³⁄₃₂" hex key to loosen the two
setscrews located on the side of each handle. Pull the handle
straight out from the door or drawer. Make sure you keep
the screws for reattaching the handles. See Handle graphics
1 and 2.
To replace the handles, reverse the directions.
Remove Doors and Hinges
Standard Door
Hex Head Top Hinge Screw
Freezer drawer models
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Keep the refrigerator door closed until you are ready to lift
it free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door gasket
magnets to hold the door in place while you are working.
3. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
4. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in Bottom
Hinge graphic.
Freezer door models
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Keep the freezer door closed until you are ready to lift it
free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door gasket
magnets to hold the door in place while you are working.
3. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
4. Remove the center hinge pin and remove the hinge screws as
shown in the Center Hinge graphic. Lift the freezer door free
from the cabinet.
5. Remove the base grille by grasping the grille firmly with both
hands and pulling it toward you.
6. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in Bottom
Hinge graphic.
French Doors
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before removing doors.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Keep the refrigerator doors closed until you are ready to lift
them free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the refrigerator door
while the hinges are being removed. Do not depend on the
door gasket magnets to hold the door in place while you are
working.
3. Starting with the right-hand side door, remove the parts for
the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge graphic. Lift the
refrigerator door from the bottom hinge pin.
4. Remove the hinge pin cover from the bottom hinge pin and
keep it for later use. See Bottom Hinge graphic.
5. Before removing the left-hand side door, disconnect the
wiring plug located on top of the top hinge by wedging a flat-
blade screwdriver or your fingernail between the two
sections. See Wiring Plug graphic.
NOTE: The green, ground wire remains attached to the hinge.
6. Remove the parts for the left-hand side door top hinge as
shown in the Top Hinge graphic. Lift the door from the bottom
hinge pin.
NOTE: Remove the hinge pin cover from the bottom hinge
pin and keep it for later use. See Bottom Hinge graphic.
Reverse Door - Standard Door (optional)
IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your door so it opens from
the opposite side, follow these steps. If you are not reversing the
door, see "Replace Door(s) and Hinges."
Door Stop Screw
Flat-Head Handle Screw
Cabinet
1. Remove hinge screws from handle side and move them to
opposite side. See Graphic 1.
Refrigerator door
1. Remove the refrigerator handle assembly as shown in
Graphic 2. Keep all parts together.
2. Remove door handle seal screw front. Move to opposite side
of refrigerator door as shown in Graphic 5.
3. Remove the door stop. Move it to the opposite side of the
refrigerator door as shown in Graphic 3.
4. Attach refrigerator handle on opposite side of the refrigerator
door with the two screws as shown in Graphic 2. Replace
handle trim, as shown.
Door Handle Seal Screw Front
Cabinet Hinge Hole Plug
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