Lower hinge was wearing out from door weight, was getting stiff to close.

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Dan Gable From Londonderry, NH

Feb 06, 2008

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Place two 2x4s, stacked on each other on floor parallel and close to refrigerator, leaving room for socket handle and extensions to three lower hinge bolts. Placed 3 foot 2x4 at right angles on top of the parallel stack of 2x4s, with one end under right hand refrigerator door. Placed 20-30 lb bucket of rice on other end of 2x4 to exert upward pressure on door, raising door bottom off of hinge pin. Removed three hinge screws. Replaced Natural Door Closer and Lower Hinge pin. Screwed three hinge pin screws back in. Removed fulcrum.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Hinge Pin (Now subbed to Lower Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2058840

In Stock

Natural Door Closer (Now subbed to Natural Door Closer)

Part Number: PS2059251

In Stock