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Reversing GE Top Freezer Refrigerator Door

GE reverse 1

Tape the door shut with masking tape.

Remove the hinge cover (on some models). With a 5/16" socket, ( or T20 torx driver ) remove 2 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 on the center hinge bracket.

Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the outside up.

GE reverse 2

Tape the door shut with masking tape.

Remove the hinge pin with a 7/32" ( some are a 3/8" ) socket and ratchet.

Remove tape and 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.

GE reverse 3

Pull out grille and set down on the floor to gain access to the hinge bracket screws.

Using a 3/8 Socket, ( or T20 torx driver ) remove the hinge bracket, Screws and plastic washer from the bottom right side of the cabinet.

GE reverse 4

Remove plug button and screw from the bottom left side of the cabinet and install at the bottom right.

Reinstall the hinge bracket, screws and plastic washer to the bottom left side of the cabinet.

GE reverse 5

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, which were uncovered in above.

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 in Step "a" and tighten securely.

Do not install the hinge pin yet.

Interchange hinge and shim at top right with 2 plug buttons at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten screws on hinge side at this time.

GE reverse 6

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.

GE reverse 7

Remove handle plug using putty knife under edge, and remove screw underneath. Remove two screws holding handle to top of door and. if refrigerator has a long handle, remove screw holding handle to bottom of door. Remove handle. remove screws from right edge of door top and insert them into handle screw holes on left side. Remove plug button from left edge of door and insert it into hole on opposite side. Transfer medallion on door to opposite side. Attach handle to right side of door with screws at top, under handle plug, and , if refrigerator has a long handle, with screw at bottom of door. Reinstall handle plug.

GE reverse 8

GE reverse 9

Remove one screw holding handle to top of door and two screws holding handle to bottom of door. remove handle. Remove screws from right edge of door and insert them into handle screw holes in left side. Attach handle to right edge of door with screws at top and bottom, using holes closest to edge of door.

GE reverse 10

Remove bottom cap by pushing it toward bottom of door and remove screw underneath. Remove two screws holding handle to top of door. Remove handle. Attach handle to right side of door with two screws at top of door. Screw bottom of handle into place, and slide bottom cap onto handle.


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