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Graphics are included later in this section.
Remove and Replace
Handles
1. Using a %2" Allen wrench, loosen the two set screws located
on the side of each handle, See Graphics 1 and 2.
2. Pull the handle straight out from the door. Make sure you keep
3.
the screws for reattaching the handles,
3. To replace the handles, reverse the directions.
4.
Remove
Doors and Hinges
5.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before removing
doors.
Failure to do so can result
in death or electrical
shock.
2. Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in Bottom
Hinge graphic. Tighten screws. Replace the refrigerator door.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the refrigerator 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.
Align the door so that the bottom of the refrigerator door
aligns evenly with the top of the freezer drawer. Tighten all
screws,
Reconnect the wiring plug on top of the left-hand side
refrigerator door.
Replace the top hinge covers.
Remove
and Replace Freezer
Drawer
IMPORTANT: Two people may be required to remove and replace
the freezer drawer. Graphics are included later in this section.
Remove
Drawer Front
1. Open the freezer drawer to full extension.
2. Loosen the four screws attaching the drawer glides to the
drawer front. See Drawer Front Removal graphic.
NOTE: Loosen screws three to four turns. Keep the screws in
the drawer front.
3. Lift drawer front upward and off the screws. See Drawer Front
Removal graphic.
IMPORTANT:
Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from
doors.
All graphics referenced in the following instructions
are
included later in this section after "Final Steps,"
TOOLS NEEDED: %6", %", W' hex-head socket wrench,
#2 Phillips screwdriver, and a flat-blade screwdriver.
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.
NOTE: On some models, remove the shim from the bottom
hinge pin and keep it for later use. See Bottom Hinge graphic.
4. 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,
5. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the left-hand side door from the bottom hinge pin.
NOTE: On some models, remove the shim from the bottom
hinge pin and keep it for later use. See Bottom Hinge graphic.
Replace Doors and Hinges
1. Assemble the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic, Do not tighten the screws completely.
Replace
Drawer
Front
1. Slide the drawer glides out of the freezer compartment.
Insert
the screws in the top of the drawer front into the slots in the
drawer brackets. See Drawer Front Replacement graphic.
2. Pull the drawer brackets toward you to position the two
screws in the bottom of the drawer front into the brackets.
See Drawer Front Replacement graphic.
3. Completely tighten the four screws.
4. Replace the base grille.
Final Steps
Electrical
Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension
cord.
Failure to follow
these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical
shock.
1. Plug in refrigerator to a grounded 3 prong outlet.
2. Return all removable door parts to doors and food to
refrigerator.

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