removing the doors. Whirlpool 4YED27DQDN00


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Removing the Doors

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Please read these helpful hints before you start

Cabinet

Before you start, either unplug the refrig- erator or disconnect the electricity leading to it at the main power supply and remove any food from door shelves.

When removing hinges, keep doors closed until ready to lift free from cabinet.

To remove doors, start at the top hinge and work down. l

To replace doors, start at the bottom hinge and work up. l l l

Line up doors so they are centered between the sides of the cabinet and are parallel with each other.

If refrigerator light does not go out when door is closed, the door may be too low.

Use a thicker spacer if necessary.

Door seal may be adjusted by removing the top hinge and adding or removing shims to the bottom hinge. l

Set the door gap at 17.5 mm (‘l/16 inch).

The diameter of a dime is about right.

See figure. l

The refrigerator must be level and sitting on a solid floor.

8 mm

(%6”) hex-head hinge screw

Countersink handle screw

Oval sealing screw

(use on bot- toms of doors)

Handle screw

Oval sealing screw (use on tops of doors)

Removing the doors without c amaging water line and electrical wirin

3 in the door hinges

Things you need to know:

Two persons are needed to remove and replace the doors.

Read all directions carefully before you begin. l l l l

Tools required:

Open-end or hex-head socket wrenches (6.5 cm [VI”] and 6 mm

[W])

2 adjustable wrenches (or

13 mm [1/2”] and 11 mm [%‘] open-end wrenches)

Phillips screwdriver

Knife

4. Reattachtherefrigeratordoor. Lift refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin. While holding the door in the closed position, reinstall

Remove all door shelves and com- partments before removing the doors.

1. Open the doors and remove the base grille at the bottom of the refrigerator. Disconnectthe union in the water line hose by remov- ing the nut at the left. Pull the tube out of the clamp. Remove the rubber “0” rings and nut from the freezer door water line and re- move the protective spring. (See figure 1.)

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Water line

Remove this nut

FIGURE 1

WATER TUBING BEHIND BASE GRILLE

2. Remove the screw that holds the upper freezer hinge cover. Dis- connect the electrical plug. (See figure 2.)

FIGURE 2

FREEZER DOOR TOP HINGE

3. Remove the three screws that hold the top hinge. Open the freezer door and lift it up off lower hinge. Be careful not to damage the water line.

4. Carefully set the freezer door to one side. Be careful not to kink the water line hose.

5. Now, remove the refrigerator door. Pry off the hingecover, start- ing at the back of it. Hold the door while you remove thethreescrews that hold the top hinge and shim.

Save the nylon spacer. Lift the door up off the bottom hinge and carefully set it aside.

NOTE: On some models, the top hinge is permanently attached to the inside of the door and must not be removed.

To reinstall the doors:

1. With the freezer door held upright next to its hinge, feed the water line carefully through the hinge hole. Lower the door onto the bottom hinge while pulling the remaining water line through the bottom. Close the door.

2. While the freezer door is still held in place, reinsert the three screws to reattach the top hinge to the cabinet. Reconnect the electrical wires at the top. (See figure 3.)

3. Reconnect the water line. Re- place the protective spring, nut, and “0” rings. Tighten the union.

(Must be water tight.)

FIGURE 3

FREEZER DOOR ELECTRICAL PLUG

5. Align the doors and adjust the door seal. Loosen the top hinge screws and line up the doors so they are parallel with the sides of the cabinet and with each other.

To adjust the door seal, move the top hinges slightly and add shims to the bottom hinge as required. Make sure the water line and electrical wire are not interfered with.

6. Check the alignment by plugging in the refrigerator to make sure the lights go out as the doors close.

When the doors are aligned prop- erly, retighten all hinge screws se- curely and replace the hinge covers.

(Replace the screw on the freezer hinge cover.) Reattach the door shelves and compartments.

Do not replace the base grille until the water line is hooked up. Check the union for leakage when water is flushed through the cold water tank.

Tighten the connection if needed.

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