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Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Remove Refrigerator Door ( Top Door )

Tape the door shut with masking tape. Remove the hinge cover (on some models). With a 5/16" socket, remove the two screws that hold the top hinge to the cabinet. Lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin from the socket in the top of the door. Remove tape, tilt the door away from the cabinet and lift it to free its bottom socket from the hinge pin an the center hinge bracket. Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the outside up.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Remove Freezer Door (Bottom Door)

Tape the door shut with masking tape. Remove the hinge pin with a 7/32" socket and ratchet. Remove tape, tilt the door away from the cabinet. Remove and save the washer on the hinge pin. Lift the door straight up to free its bottom socket from the pin in the bottom hinge bracket.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Transfer Bottom Hinge Bracket to the left

Pull out grille 1" (25 mm) and set it down on the floor to gain access to the hinge bracket screws. Using a 3/8" socket, remove the hinge bracket screws, plastic washer and spacer shim from the bottom right side of the cabinet. Remove plug button and screw from the bottom left side of the cabinet and install at the bottom right. Reinstall the spacer shim, hinge bracket, screws and plastic washer to the bottom left side of the cabinet.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Transfer Center Hinge Bracket to the Left

Remove the center hinge bracket and shim by removing the three screws. NOTE: Keep these screws with the hinge bracket. They are longer screws and will be used when installing the hinge on the other side. Remove the three painted screws and take washers from the center left side of the cabinet. Screw them into the holes on the right side. Place the center hinge bracket and shim over the holes at the center left side of the cabinet. Insert the three screws that were removed with the center hinge bracket and tighten securely. Do not install the hinge pin yet.

Transfer Top Hinge to the Left

Interchange hinge and shim at top right with two plug buttons at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge side at this time

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Transfer Door Stops

On each door remove the metal door stop. use the center hinge pin as a guide to align the door stop on the opposite side, after reversing the handles. On freezer drawer models, only the fresh food door has a door stop.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Transfer the Refrigerator Door Handle to the Right

Remove the four handle mounting screws. Using a putty knife, remove the four screw hole plug buttons from the right side of the door. Reinstall the plug buttons on the left side of the door. Align the handle over the holes in the right side of the door and install the four mounting screws. At the top of the door, remove the plug button using a putty knife and reinstall it in the top right hand side hole.

Note: Make sure the door stop on the bottom of the door has been transferred to the left side of the door as explained above.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Prepare the Freezer handle for Door Swing Change

On models with a full-width freezer door handle:

Simply remove the plug button from the top left corner and transfer it to top right corner of the freezer door.

Note: Make sure the door stop on the bottom of the door has been transferred to the left side of the door as explained above.

On models with a partial-width freezer door handle:

Remove the plug button and screw from the top right hand side of the door. Remove the two screws from the handle. Install the machine screw in the hole that is closest to the center of the door. Install the tapping screw in the hole that is closest to the outside edge of the door. Reinstall the screw and plug button to the top left side of the door.

Reversing GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Door

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Re-hang Freezer Door

Lower bottom socket of freezer door onto pin on bottom hinge bracket. Be sure washer is in place. Tilt door toward cabinet and gently push door under center hinge bracket and align with the hole in the center hinge bracket. Reinstall hinge pin with a 7/32" socket and ratchet so it extends through a hole in the center hinge bracket and into socket on top of freezer door.

Re-hang Refrigerator Door

Lower bottom socket of the refrigerator door onto center hinge pin. Be sure the washer is in place. Tilt door towards cabinet, lifting the top hinge so the pin fits the socket on top of the door. Tighten the top hinge screws after supporting the door on the handle side and ensuring the gap between the doors is even all across the front. Replace the hinge cover ( only on some models )


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