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Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (Optional) & Replacing - Kenmore 2225403 Use & Care Manual

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connections atthevalve) ornuts thatleak.
1. Tube Clamp
2. Copper Tubing
3. Compression
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4. Valve Inlet
4. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If
your water conditions require a second water strainer, install it
in the 1/4in. (6.35 ram) water line at either tube connection.
Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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Tools needed: 5/16 in. hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips
screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, 5/16 in. open-end wrench, flat 2
in. putty knife.
IMPORTANT:
Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug
refrigerator or disconnect
power. Remove food and any
adjustable door or utility bins from doors.
If you only want to remove and replace the doors, see the
"Door and Hinge Removal" and "Door and Hinge
Replacement"
sections.
Door and Hinge Removal
5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screw
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect
power.
2. Open the refrigerator door and remove the base grille from
the bottom front of the refrigerator as shown in Base Grille
graphic.
3. Close the refrigerator door and keep both doors closed until
you are ready to lift them free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the
hinges are being moved, Do not depend on the door magnets
to hold the doors in place while you are working.
4. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the freezer door free from the cabinet.
5. Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the Center
Hinge graphic. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
6. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in the
Bottom Hinge graphic.
IMPORTANT:
If you want to reverse your doors so that they
swing in the opposite direction, follow these steps. If you are not
reversing the doors, see "Door and Hinge Replacement."
Door Reversal (optional)
(Graphics follow these instructions.)
Round-Head
Door Handle
Door Hinge
Handle Screw
Screw Hole Plug
Hole Plug
Cabinet
1. Remove %8 in. hex-head hinge screws from handle side and
move them to opposite side (see Graphic 1-1).
2.
Remove cabinet hinge hole plugs from the cabinet top and
move them to opposite side hinge holes as shown (see
Graphic 1-2).
Doors
1. Remove door hinge hole plug from top of freezer door. Move
to opposite side as shown (see Graphic 2).
2.
Remove door stop from both the freezer and refrigerator door
(see Graphic 3).
NOTE: When reversing the door, the freezer handle becomes the
refrigerator door handle and the refrigerator door handle
becomes the freezer handle (see Door Handle Reversal graphic).
3.
Remove freezer handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts
together (see Graphic 4).
4.
Remove refrigerator handle assembly as shown. Keep all
parts together (see Graphic 5).
5.
Rotate and position handle from refrigerator door onto freezer
door and assemble as shown (see Graphic 6).
6.
Rotate and position handle from freezer door onto refrigerator
door and assemble as shown (see Graphic 7).
7.
Reinstall door stops to opposite side (see Graphic 8).
Door and Hinge Replacement
NOTE: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.
1. Assemble the parts for the bottom hinge as shown. Tighten
screws (see Bottom Hinge graphic). Replace the refrigerator
door.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets
to hold the doors in place while you are working.
2. Assemble the parts for the center hinge as shown (see Center
Hinge graphic). Tighten all screws. Replace the freezer door.
3. Assemble the parts for the top hinge as shown. Do not
tighten completely
(see Top Hinge graphic).
4.
Line up the doors so that the bottom of the freezer door
aligns evenly with the top of the refrigerator door. Tighten all
screws,
Final Steps
1o Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are
in place. Reinstall top hinge cover (see Top Hinge graphic).
2.
Replace the base grille (see the Base Grille graphic).
3.
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
4.
Reset the controls (see "Using the Controls" section).
5.
Return all removable door parts to doors and food to product.
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