door not closing

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Edward From Mount Vernon, IN

Jun 12, 2012

Replaced the gasket and the hinge assembly. Replaced the hinge assembly on the freezer door as well since it was worn. YOU DO NOT NEED A DREMEL to cut anything. People doing that are trying to save $10 but don't do it. Just order the hinge assembly. It comes with the loose cam riser and the second cam riser that is attached to the hinge. DON'T CUT ANYTHING. Super easy. I prepped the door for the hinge replacement the night before. Removed fridge magnets, etc. Moved everything from inside the door to the shelves. Got home from work (package was there in two days, fast) and it took 5 minutes for the Fresh Food Door hinge replacement. Removed hinge cover, removed 4 hex screws (two on top and two on bottom). Swapped hinge and cam. Be sure to use the cam that came with the hinge. Always replace in pairs. Freezer was more tricky. Turned off water. Had to remove a clip (small phillips head screw) on the white tubing. Unscrewed plastic nut. Pulled off spring from tubing. Set spring, nut, and clip with screw aside. Removed hinge cover, unplugged electronics, removed 4 hex screws (two on top and two on bottom). Swapped hinge and cam. Super easy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bottom Hinge Assembly

Part Number: PS290199

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