Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual page 8

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First Steps
Door Removal/Reversal
Door
Stop
Handle
Top
Hinge
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Center
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Hinge
s_rew
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Hinge
s_rew
Screw
Tools Necessary:
Phillips
Head
Quadrex
Head
Screwdriver
Wrench Set
Plastic
Pliers
Awl
16.
17.
18.
19.
Top Hinge
Cover
NOTE
The direction
in which your refrigerator
doors open (door swing) can be
reversed, from left to right or right to left, by moving the door hinges from one
side to the other. Reversing the door swing should be performed
by a qualified
person.
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Washer
DoorStop
Stop
iMPORTANT
Before
you
begin,
turn
the refrigerator
temperature
control
to "0"
(OFF)
and
remove
the electrical
power
cord
from
the wail
outlet.
Remove
any
food
from
door
shelves.
1.
Remove toe grille.
2.
Remove top hinge coven Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil.
This makes reinstallation
easier. Remove top hinge and lift door off center
hinge pin. Set door aside.
3.
Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable
wrench and save for
reassembly.
Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
4.
Lift refrigerator
door off of bottom
hinge and set aside.
5.
Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two
outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to slide out. Tighten screws.
6.
Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator,
remove inside
screw and install center hinge.
7.
Remove two screws on bottom
hinge with 3/8" socket wrench.
8.
Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed from step 7.
9.
Unscrew bottom
hinge pin using adjustable
wrench.
Move hinge pin to
other hole in hinge and tighten with adjustable
wrench.
Reverse door handles (see instructions
on next page).
Move freezer
and refrigerator
door stops to opposite side. Before starting
screws, use an awl to puncture the foam.
Position refrigerator
door onto bottom
hinge pin and screw center hinge
pin through
center hinge into top of door. Close refrigerator
door to help
align hinge hole.
Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable
wrench.
14.
Remove cabinet
and hinge hole plugs and move to opposite side.
15.
Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin.
Close freezer door. Have an assistant
lift up on opposite side of door while tightening
screws to install top hinge.
Flip toe grille and reinstall.
Plug in electrical
power cord and turn refrigerator
temperature
control to center position. Adjust setting as necessary.
Ensure that all gaskets seal properly
and doors are level.

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