Adjusting the swing door of a Whirlpool refrigerator involves changing the direction of the door opening. This process can vary by model, but in general, you’ll need to follow these steps:
Before making any adjustments, you should check your refrigerator’s manual for instructions specific to your model.
Gather tools and materials:
Screwdriver (usually Phillips)
Lock (if needed)
Masking tape (optional, to protect the finish)
Empty the door compartments:
Remove all items from the door shelf to reduce weight and make working with the door easier.
Unplug the refrigerator:
For safety reasons, unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet before making any adjustments.
Remove door hardware (if necessary):
Some models may require you to remove the door handle before adjusting the swing door. This usually involves removing screws or bolts from the handle.
Locate door hinges and screws:
Open the door you want to adjust.
Locate the hinges at the top and bottom of the refrigerator.
Locate the screws holding the hinge in place.
Remove the door:
Carefully remove and remove the refrigerator hinges. Lift the door off the bottom hinge pin.
Store the door in a safe place to prevent damage.
Reposition the hinge:
Remove the hinge from the side of the door.
Carefully remove any plugs or inserts on the opposite side of the door where you want to reposition the hinge.
Attach the hinge to the new side of the door using the same screw holes. Move the door closer to the hinge:
If the door does not align with the refrigerator after repositioning the hinges, you may need to adjust the position of the hinge on the door.
You can usually do this by using long holes in the door where the hinges are attached. Loosen the screws slightly, adjust the position of the door, then re-tighten the screws.
Reinstall the door:
Align the door with the bottom hinge pin and carefully lower it to the latch.
Hold the door in place and reattach the top hinge to the refrigerator compartment using the screws you removed earlier. Reinstall the door handle:
If you have removed the door handles, reattach them to the new side of the door using the appropriate screws or bolts.
Check door opening:
Open and close the door to make sure the door swings properly without any obstructions.
Plug in the refrigerator:
After you are satisfied with the door opening setting, plug the refrigerator back into the electrical outlet.
Keep in mind that the procedure may vary slightly depending on the model and design of your refrigerator, so you should check your particular refrigerator’s manual for detailed instructions. If you are unsure about any of the steps, consider seeking the help of a professional technician to avoid damaging your device.
refrigerator door swing
Adjusting the door swing on a refrigerator typically involves reversing the direction in which the door opens. This can be necessary when you move the refrigerator to a new location or if you simply prefer the door to open from the other side. The process can vary depending on the refrigerator model, but here’s a general outline:
- Empty the Door: Remove any items from the door shelves to reduce weight and make the door easier to handle.
- Unplug the Refrigerator: For safety, unplug the refrigerator from the power outlet.
- Locate Hinge and Screws:
- Identify the location of the hinges on the refrigerator door. There’s usually a top hinge and a bottom hinge.
- Find the screws that attach the hinges to the refrigerator cabinet.
- Remove the Door:
- Open the door slightly to access the hinge screws.
- Using a screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the hinges to the refrigerator cabinet.
- Gently lift the door off the bottom hinge pin.
- Move the Door Handle: If your refrigerator has a handle, it might need to be moved to the opposite side of the door. This usually involves removing screws and carefully detaching and reattaching the handle on the other side.
- Reposition Hinges:
- Take off any plastic covers or plugs on the opposite side where you want the door to swing.
- Attach the hinges to the new side of the refrigerator using the same screw holes.
- Adjust the Door Stopper (Optional):
- Some refrigerators have a door stopper that prevents the door from opening too far in one direction. This might need to be adjusted to accommodate the new door swing direction.
- Attach the Door:
- Lift the door onto the bottom hinge pin.
- Align the top hinge with the screw holes on the refrigerator cabinet.
- Attach the top hinge with the screws you removed earlier.
- Reattach the Handle: If you moved the handle to the opposite side, reattach it securely.
- Test the Door Swing: Open and close the door several times to make sure it’s aligned and swings smoothly without any obstructions.
- Plug in the Refrigerator: Once you’re satisfied with the adjustment, plug the refrigerator back into the power outlet.
Remember that not all refrigerator models can have their door swings reversed. It’s important to consult your refrigerator’s user manual for specific instructions and to ensure that reversing the door swing is a supported feature for your model. If you’re unsure about any step, or if you encounter difficulties, it’s advisable to consult the user manual or seek assistance from a professional technician.