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Dishwasher repair help and repair parts...

Dishwasher References - Dishwasher Maintenance Tips - Frequently Asked Questions

Dishwasher Repair Help

Reversing Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

Remove refrigerator handle. By removing handle screw from top handle trim. Pry up edge of handle using putty knife with the blade covered with masking tape. Remove handle from door by removing 1 remaining mounting screw at each end of handle. Remove 1 plug from top hinge side of door. Replace 3 plugs in empty mounting holes.

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Remove freezer door handle. By opening freezer door 90 degrees. Locate two notches on back of freezer handle. Insert flat screwdriver blade or putty knife blade wrapped in masking tape. Pry up back edge of handle cap and remove from handle. Remove the handle from the door by removing the two mounting screws. Remove 2 plugs from opposite side of freezer door and replace in empty mounting holes.

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Remove the top hinge cover. Top hinge cover snaps off. Remove the top hinge and hinge shim using a hex nut driver. Remove and retain all shims.

Remove refrigerator door by lifting door off center hinge pin. Inspect door to verify all shims are with hinge pin.

Remove center hinge pin using hex nut driver. Due to tight fit of pin. firm pressure may need to be applied. Remove and retain all shims.

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Remove freezer door by lifting door off bottom hinge. Verify all shims are with hinge pin.

Remove center hinge bracket and hinge cover. both snap off.

Remove bottom hinge and hinge shims using hex nut driver. Remove and retain all shims.

Reverse door stops. By locating door stop at bottom edge of refrigerator door. Unscrew two screws to remove door stop. Remove the two screws on opposite edge of door. Mount door stop on opposite side. Replace remaining screws in empty mounting holes. Repeat the above instructions to reverse door stop on freezer door.

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Reverse doors by performing the following steps: Remove plugs and screws in opposite side of refrigerator cabinet. Insert in holes left from hinge removal.

Mount bottom, center, and top hinges with shims on opposite side of cabinet. Replace bottom hinge on opposite side of cabinet. Verify hinge shims are in position before screwing into place. After placing hinge pin into outside hole, replace round shims. Some bottom hinges may have plugs in holes. In case of this, remove plug from outside hole, put pin in hole, and replace plug in empty hole. Replace center hinge bracket and hinge shim, and screw into place. Hang freezer door. Replace center hinge bracket and hinge shim, and screw into place. Hang freezer door. Replace center hinge pin with hex nut driver. Make sure fit is tight. Replace round shims. Replace top hinge and and shims, but allow enough clearance to slide hinge side of refrigerator door into place. Use a dime at top to space door 11/16" (18mm) from the cabinet. Handle side of door should be approximately 1/8" (3mm) higher than hinge side. Door will become level when it is loaded with food.

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Mount refrigerator handle on opposite side of door using mounting screws removed in previous step. Snap handle trim into place and replace screw.

Mount freezer handle to opposite side of door using mounting screws removed in previous step. Angle front edge of handle cap downward toward back lip of freezer handle. Verify bottom tab on freezer cap slides under rear lip of freezer handle. Snap rear edge of handle cap in place.

Replace toe grille and bottom hinge cover. Snap top portion into place first. Press down on lower part of grille unit bottom portion snaps into place.

Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to hinge side of gaskets on both the refrigerator and freezer door.


Refrigerator Parts