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Reversing Door Swing - Kenmore 60581 Owner's Manual

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Reversing Door Swing
'/'our refrigerator
has reversible doors so the door
opening can be changed to suit your particular
needs, These instructions tell you how to change the
hinges from the right side to the left side,. If you ever
want to change the hinges back to the right side,
follow these same instructions-merely
reverse all
references to left and righK
• Read these instructions all the way through before
you start.
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching painL
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places,
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for the doors
° Caution: Do not let either door drop to the floor,
To do so could damage the door stop._
Tools required
• T20 Torxdriver
• Masking tape
• 3/8" socket and ratchet
(a 6-point socket is recommended)
• Phillips screwdriver
. Putty knife or thin-bladed screwdriver (end of
tool should be covered with tape to help prevent
scratching paint),
Removing the doors
Step l--General
(a) Unplug refrigerator from its electrical outlek
(b) Empty all door shelves, including handi-bin and butter
bin,
Step 2--Removing
the freezer door
(a) Tape door shut with
masking tape.,
(b) With Phillips screwdriver,
remove hinge cover, With
T20 Torxdriver, remove 2
Torx screws that hold the top
hinge to the cabineL
(c) Lift hinge (and shim glued
to it) straight up to free the
hinge pin from the socket in
the top of the door,
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(d) Remove tape, tilt door away From cabinet and lift
it to free itsbottom socket from the hinge pin on lhe
center hinge bracket,
(e) Set door outside up on a non-scratching surface,
Step 3--Removing
the fresh food door
(a) Tape door shut with
masking tape
(b) Remove the hinge pin
with a 3/80
socket and
ratcheL
(c) Remove tape and tilt
the door away from the
cabinet,, Remove and
save the washer on the
hinge pin_
(d) Lift the door straight
up to free its bottom
socket from the pin in
the bottom hinge bracket
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Plastic Washer
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HingePin_
Transferring the bottom hinge
(a) Remove the base
grille (see page 3).
Grasp it at the bottom
and pull it straight out,,
(b) Using a T20 Torxdriver,
remove the hinge (and
shim glued to it) and
plastic washer from the
bottom right side of the
cabinet_
washer
Bottomright
(c) Reinstall the hinge
(and shim glued to it)
and plastic washer to the
bottom left side of the
cabinet,
Plastic
washer
Boltornleft
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