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Reversing Door Swing - Kenmore Sears 70141 Owner's Manual

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Reversing Door Swing
Your refrigerator
has reversible
doors so the door
opening can be changed to suit "four 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 right°
o Read these instructions
all the way through
before
you start°
o Handle parts carefully
to avoid scratching
painL
o Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places°
e Provide a non-scratching
work surface for the
doors,
o Caution:
Do not let either door drop to the ftoor_
To do so could damage
the door stop,
Tools required
• Phillips screwdriver
• Masking
tape
o T20 Torxdriver
o Putty knife or
o 3/8" socket and ratchet
thin.bladed
screwdriver
(a 6-point socket is recommended)
Removing the doors
Stop 1--Genera!
(a) Unplug refrigerator
from its electrical
outlet°
(b) Empty all door shelves, including
handi-bin
and
butter bin.
Step 2JRemoving
the freezer
door
(a) Tape door shut with
masking
taper
(b) With Phillips
screwdriver, remove hinge
cover. With T20 Torxdriver,
remove 2 Torx screws that
hold the top of the hinge
to the cabinet.
Hinge
Relocate
(c) Lift the hinge (and
shim glued to it) straight
up to free the hinge pin
from the socket in the
top of the door.
(d) Remove tape, tilt door away from the cabinet and
lift it to free its bottom socket from the hinge pin on
the center hinge bracket.
(o) 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 hinge pin
with a 3/8" socket and
ratchet.
(c) Remove tape and tilt
door away from cabinet°
Remove and save washer
on hinge pin,
(d) Lift door straight up
to free its bottom socket
from pin in bottom hinge
bracket.
(e) Set door outside-up
on o non-scratching
surface° Make sure
handi-bin
and butter bin
do not swing open_
Caution:
Do not let
either
door drop to
the floor. To do so
could damage
the
door stop.
PLASTIC WASHER
H|NGE
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PIN
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BRACKET
FRESH FOOD
DOOR
Reversing
hardware
on cabinet
Step l_Transferrlng
bottom
hinge
bracket
to
the left side.
(a) Take out two Torx
trim-plate
screws from
the bottom left side of
the cabinet and remove
the trim plate.
TRIM PLATE
\
BOTTOM LEFT
(b) Remove the hinge
bracket
(and shim glued
to it) and plastic washer
from the bottom right
side of the cabinet°
........
Jl
J PLASTIC
_]
WASHER
BOTTOM RIGHT
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next page)
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