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Door Closing And Alignment - Whirlpool TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Manual

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Door and hinge removal
⁵⁄₁₆
in. Hex-Head Hinge Screw
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. 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.
3. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic.
4. Lift the freezer door free from the cabinet.
5. Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the Center
Hinge graphic.
6. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
7. 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
open in the opposite direction, follow these steps. If you are
not reversing the doors, see "Door and Hinge Replacement."
Door reversal (optional)
Door Stop Screw
Door Handle Sealing Screw
Flat-Head Handle Screw
Door Handle Seal Screw Front
Cabinet
1. Remove ⁵⁄₁₆ 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 cabinet top and move
them to opposite side hinge holes as shown (see Graphic 1-
2).
Freezer door
1. Remove freezer handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts
together (see Graphic 2).
2. Remove door hinge hole plug. Move to opposite side as
shown (see Graphic 3).
3. Remove door handle sealing screws. Move to opposite side
of freezer door as shown (see Graphic 4).
4. Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of freezer door as
shown (see Graphic 5).
5. Position freezer handle on opposite side of freezer door.
Assemble handle on door as shown (see Graphic 2).
6. Tighten all screws. Set aside door until hinges and refrigerator
compartment door are in place.
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Door Hinge Hole Plug
Cabinet Hinge Hole Plug
Door Handle Screw Cover
Round-Head Handle Screw
Refrigerator door
1. Remove the screw cover (see Graphic 6).
2. Remove refrigerator handle assembly as shown. Keep all
parts together (see Graphic 6).
3. Remove door hinge hole plug from refrigerator door. Move to
opposite side hinge hole as shown (see Graphic 3).
4. Remove door handle sealing screws. Move to opposite side
of refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 4).
5. Remove door handle seal screw front. Move to opposite side
of refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 7).
6. Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of refrigerator door
as shown (see Graphic 5).
7. Position refrigerator handle on opposite side of the
refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 6). Drive top two
screws in handle first. Align lower portion of handle and drive
bottom screw.
8. Replace screw cover (see Graphic 6).
9. Tighten all screws. Set aside refrigerator door until bottom
hinge is installed on product.
Door and hinge replacement
Note: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.
1. Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown. Tighten
screws.
2. 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.
3. Assemble the parts for the center hinge as shown and tighten
all screws (see Center Hinge graphic).
4. Replace the freezer door.
5. Assemble the parts of the top hinge as shown (see Top Hinge
graphic). Do not tighten screws completely.
6. 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
1. Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are
in place.
2. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
3. Reset the controls (see "Setting the Controls" section).

Door Closing and Alignment

Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers – one on the right
and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you
want the doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator's tilt using
the instructions below:
1. Roll out the refrigerator and use a level to check the floor at
the back from side-to-side. If needed, use shims to level the
back of the refrigerator if it is uneven. Roll the refrigerator
back into place with the rear rollers on top of any shim(s)
used so that the rear of the refrigerator is level.
2. With the rear already level and the refrigerator in place, use
the bottom leveling screws to level the refrigerator from side-
to-side. They are part of the front roller assemblies, which are
found at the base of the refrigerator on either side.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws and
rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.

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