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Door Removal & Reversal - Kenmore 970-4204 Series Use & Care Manual

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Door Removal / Reversal Instructions
Top Hinge
Door Stop
Screw
14. Remove cabinet and hinge hole plugs and move to opposite side.
15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin.
16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of door while tightening screws to install top hinge.
17. Flip toe grille and reinstall.
18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as necessary.
19. Ensure that all gaskets seal properly and doors are level.
Tools Necessa ry:
Phillips head
or
Quadrex head
screwdriver
NOTE
Top Hinge
The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing) can be
Cover
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.
IMPORTANT
Before you begin, turn the refrigerator temperature control to "0" (OFF) and
remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove any food from
door shelves.
1. Remove toe grille.
2. Remove top hinge cover. 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.
Door
Stop
8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed from
step 7.
Washer
9. Unscrew bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to
Hinge
Pin
other hole in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.
Bottom
Hinge
10. Reverse door handles (see instructions on next page).
Screws
11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before starting
screws, use an awl to puncture the foam.
12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center hinge
pin through center hinge into top of door. Close refrigerator door to help
Toe Grille
align hinge hole.
13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.
(OR)
OR
Socket
Wrench Set
8
Plastic
Putty
Awl
Knife
Pliers
Adjustable
Wrench

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