Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair – How to Replace the Bottom Door Hinge (Whirlpool # WP2325482)

we’d like to explain you how to change the lower hinge on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job. Let me explain you how we do it. Now, to do this repair, since we’ll be removing either one or both doors from the refrigerator, we’ll want to turn it off first and remove any items that are on those door shelves.

Just open it up, turn the refrigerator off, remove any items on the shelves. Then next we’ll take the hinge cover off the top hinge and remove the three screws that secure the hinge to the cabinet. Normally, these are 5/16 hex head screws. You can lift that hinge off and set it aside. Then we’ll open that freezer door partway and then we’ll lift it off of the hinge pin from the center hinge.

Now, our next job will be to remove that center hinge, so the screw that’s on the outside edge. We’ll use a 5/16 wrench. We’ll just loosen that enough that we can slide the hinge away from it.

We’ll remove the screw that is closest to the center. Make sure you support that door. Remove that center screw.
Slide the hinge away from the screw on the edge and you can lift that hinge completely out of the door.
Now, with the door removed from the hingeWe’re just going to carefully set that aside.

Now, next we’ll take the pin out of that lower hinge assembly. the pin
We’re just going to set that aside and then we’ll remove the bolts that secure the hinge to the cabinet. There are two 5/16 bolts that hold the hinge to the cabinet. We’ll just remove both of those.

We’ll lift the hinge away, as well as the spacer. You can discard the old hinge. We’ll take the new hinge along with the spacer. We’ll just insert one of those bolts through the hinge and through the spacer, and then line it up with the opening in the cabinet.

We’ll just make sure that screw doesn’t go in cross-threaded. Then we’ll do the same for the second one. Tighten them securely. Then take the lower hinge pin, put that back in place.

Now, when replacing that lower hinge pin, take note that it is a D-shaped shaft on the lower end of that. Make sure that we insert it properly. It should sit flush on that lower hinge. When we’ve cleaned the existing grease off of thatWe’re going to add a little bit of food-grade lubricant to that hinge pin.

Now we’re ready to put that lower door back on. Now with the door strap replaced, we can then set that door back onto the lower hinge and start our reassembly. is closest to the center
Now, we carefully position that door onto the lower hinge pin.

Just pivot the door into position. Typically, the gasket will hold it in place. We’ll then take our center hinge and bracket, slide that into the socket on top of the door. Rotate that hinge so that the fork end catches that screw on the edge of the cabinet. Then we’ll start the other one by hand, once you have the first started.

Then tighten that center screw using a wrench. Tighten the screw on the outside edge.
Now we’re ready to put the freezer door back on. Next, we’ll position that door on top of that center hinge.

Pivot it into position and just let the gasket hold the door to the cabinet. We’ll take our top hinge, insert it into the door first and we’ll line up the screws in the cabinet. We’ll start those by hand. You may need to maneuver that door a bit to line up the holes in the hinge with the screw holes in the cabinet.

We want to take caution that we don’t get those screws in cross-threaded. We won’t tighten those just yet. We want to ensure that we have the door lined up properly with the cabinet and that we have an even gap between the fresh food door and the freezer door.

If need be, you’ll need to either push or pull that hinge till we have them straight, and then we can tighten those screws. Check the alignment again. Make sure our gaskets are sealed properly.

We can then put the hinge cap back over the hinge. We’re ready to turn the refrigerator back on, and your repair is complete.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair – How to Replace the Bottom Door Hinge (Whirlpool # WP2325482)

we’d like to explain you how to change the lower hinge on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job. Let me explain you how we do it. Now, to do this repair, since we’ll be removing either one or both doors from the refrigerator, we’ll want to turn it off first and remove any items that are on those door shelves.

Just open it up, turn the refrigerator off, remove any items on the shelves. Then next we’ll take the hinge cover off the top hinge and remove the three screws that secure the hinge to the cabinet. Normally, these are 5/16 hex head screws.

You can lift that hinge off and set it aside. Then we’ll open that freezer door partway and then we’ll lift it off of the hinge pin from the center hinge. Now, our next job will be to remove that center hinge, so the screw that’s on the outside edge.

We’ll use a 5/16 wrench. We’ll just loosen that enough that we can slide the hinge away from it. We’ll remove the screw that is closest to the center.

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Make sure you support that door. Remove that center screw.

Slide the hinge away from the screw on the edge and you can lift that hinge completely out of the door. Now, with the door removed from the hingeWe’re just going to carefully set that aside. Now, next we’ll take the pin out of that lower hinge assembly. We’re just going to set that aside and then we’ll remove the bolts that secure the hinge to the cabinet.

There are two 5/16 bolts that hold the hinge to the cabinet. We’ll just remove both of those. We’ll lift the hinge away, as well as the spacer. You can discard the old hinge. We’ll take the new hinge along with the spacer.

We’ll just insert one of those bolts through the hinge and through the spacer, and then line it up with the opening in the cabinet. We’ll just make sure that screw doesn’t go in cross-threaded. Then we’ll do the same for the second one. Tighten them securely.

Then take the lower hinge pin, put that back in place. Now, when replacing that lower hinge pin, take note that it is a D-shaped shaft on the lower end of that. Make sure that we insert it properly.

It should sit flush on that lower hinge. When we’ve cleaned the existing grease off of thatWe’re going to add a little bit of food-grade lubricant to that hinge pin. Now we’re ready to put that lower door back on. Now with the door strap replaced, we can then set that door back onto the lower hinge and start our reassembly. Now, we carefully position that door onto the lower hinge pin.

Just pivot the door into position. Typically, the gasket will hold it in place. We’ll then take our center hinge and bracket, slide that into the socket on top of the door. Rotate that hinge so that the fork end catches that screw on the edge of the cabinet.

Then we’ll start the other one by hand, once you have the first started.
Then tighten that center screw using a wrench. Tighten the screw on the outside edge.
Now we’re ready to put the freezer door back on.

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Next, we’ll position that door on top of that center hinge.

Pivot it into position and just let the gasket hold the door to the cabinet. We’ll take our top hinge, insert it into the door first and we’ll line up the screws in the cabinet. We’ll start those by hand. You may need to maneuver that door a bit to line up the holes in the hinge with the screw holes in the cabinet.

We want to take caution that we don’t get those screws in cross-threaded. We won’t tighten those just yet. We want to ensure that we have the door lined up properly with the cabinet and that we have an even gap between the fresh food door and the freezer door. If need be, you’ll need to either push or pull that hinge till we have them straight, and then we can tighten those screws.

Check the alignment again. Make sure our gaskets are sealed properly. We can then put the hinge cap back over the hinge. We’re ready to turn the refrigerator back on, and your repair is complete.