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PartSelect Number PS284596
This part helps with the closing of the door and helps keep it in position.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First, I removed all items on the door shelves and the shelves themselves to reduce the weight of the door. Second, I removed the cover on the top hinge assembly and removed the two screws that secured that hinge. Third I lifted the door from the bottom hinge assembly and placed the door horizontal on the kitchen table to all easier access to the bottom of the door. I then removed two screws holding the door closing cam and shim and replaced them with the new parts. Next was to removed the old hinge assembly on the refrigerator itself and replace it with a new hinge assembly. All down hill from this point. Time to reinstall the door, aligning the bottom of the door cam over the hinge assembly and setting the door down on it making sure the door sets on the hinge assembly cams. To the top of the refrigerator. reinstalled the top door hinge assembly and cover, job complete. Total time from start to finish including cleaning the inside of the door and shelves about 30 minutes.As for the replacing of the light lens in the freezer section. This was almost to easy. I removed the ice drawer from the freezer which exposed the one phillips screw that holds the lens in place. Removed the screw and what was left of the old lens, inserted the new lens from the underneath the ice drawer compartment and screw, replaced the ice drawer and, the task was complete. Total time about 5 minutes.
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Note difference between Freezer and Fresh food door.Also, did not need the Door Stop but should have ordered one water tube union (PS299116). See Freezer belowFresh Food Door1. Removed cap at top of fresh food door (Philips screw) and used socket wrench to remove two hex head screws from top of refrigerator. 2. This allowed door to be lifted off base. 3. Removed door stop, hinge shim and broken cam riser from door using socket set and nut driver. Two hex head screws.4. Replaced all three parts with new parts, re-attached using existing Hex Screws. Make sure cam riser is aligned properly to allow door to fit back on hinge. If it's slightly off, the door will not settle on hinge properly. 5. Replaced door, make sure it aligns properly before tightening Hex Screws to top of Refrigerator. Replaced cap at top.Same process for freezer door except:a. At the top of the door, I had an electrical connection due to Ice/water dispenser in the door. This connection is fairly easy to disconnect.b. There is a drain tube that runs inside the door and through the hinge assembly in the base of the door. The door can not be removed unless the tube is disconnected or cut. There was a Water Tube Union (PS299116) just beyond the bottom hinge which I was able to disassemble to free the tube. However, this took considerable force and luck and I would recommend you consider buying a new part in case it breaks or you need to cut the tube. Otherwise you will not be able to get the door off. Once the tube is disconnected, it easily slides through the hinge and the door can be removed.
Blocked door from dropping ,removed hinge and loosened outer bolt holding door closing cam, removed old ,replaced w/ new installed new hinge .worked like new
Another post that said you don't need to buy the whole metal mounting bracket with these cam risers is right. Also, I found 3 different parts that seemed the same ranging from $1.27 up to the mid $20's. I bought 4 of the cheap ones and 2 of the washers. Worked perfectly! Also, the reason this happens is because no one lubricates the cams, like everything else. Add some grease when you put it back together.I used a 5/16 nut driver to take off the top hinge bracket. Lift off the door after emptying it. Place the door on something so you can work on it. Unscrew the cam attached to the bottom of the door with your nut driver. Remove the bottom hinge bracket with the nut driver and drill out the rivet holding on the cam piece. Attach the new cam plastic piece and place the washer in the space under the plastic where the hinge post will go. Put grease on both cams! Place the door back on the hinge post. Reattach the top bracket. Adjust the top bracket by sliding the door around until it is straight. Then tighten the top screws. $10 in parts to get a new working door. The seal even grabs better!
Shiimmed up the door unscrewed top and bottem hinges and replaced the bottem assembly. Note, if you do this replace the entire assembly because the hinge itself has a cam which is built into the hinge, therefore you must replace it also.
I removed all of the items in the refrigerator door. I then removed the top hinge cover with a Philips screwdriver, and removed the two machine screws holding the top hinge using a socket wrench. This allowed me to lift the door off the bottom hinge pins and set the door on its side. I removed the two screws holding on the broken bottom hinge cam riser block and replace it with the new one. After tighening it back with a socket wrench, I tried to put the door back in place. I asked my wife to hold the door steady while I lay on the floor to guide the door downward over the bottom hinge pin. I then replaced the top hinge screws and checked the door. It still didn't close on its own! I realized I had to loosen the top hinge screws and adjust the door so that it stands more vertically (evening the gap with the freezer door). With this adjustment, the door closes fine.
removed the back of the freezer unit and replaced the defrost heater and thermastat. took the controls out of the produce side and replaced the defrost timer.
Note: I was not aware that the Cam Riser came with the Hinge Assembly, and did not need the part.1)Removed all food from right refridge door, then removed all shelves etc.2)Removed phillips screw holding protective plastic cap on upper hinge, then removed cap.3)Removed upper hinge using socket (to loosen and tighten) and nut driver, then removed door.4)Removed Old hinge assembly, replaced with new using socket and nut driver5)Removed Old Door Shim Cam & Door Hinge Shim from bottom of Door, then replaced with new parts.6)Re-Installed Door, adjusting the top hinge for door to close properly, then put shelved and food back.
I checked the exploded view of the door assembly and the box assembly and determined the parts needed to properly solve the problem. I guessed correctly that the lower cam on the hinge assembly should be replaced at the same time since they had to work together. It ended up I had just the right parts and all of the nut head fasteners were the same size so only one wrench was needed. The door did have to be removed by detaching the top hinge as well.
Remove the hinge cap on top, the loosen the bolts, remove the hinge. Pick up the door from the lower hinge, lay it down and place the cam riser on the lower hinge. Replace the door, install the top hinge and check the alignment and you are done.
removed door, removed old cracked riser aand replaced with new. You have a easy to follow parts site and very good prices. I will use you for all my future repairs.
Cake walk repair. Unload the door then close it.Remove screw holding plastic cover over hinge on top.Remove 2 bolts attaching the hinge on the door.Slowly open and lift door off of bottom hinge lay on counter.Unscrew bolt, insert new cam, tighten bolt ,set back on bottom hinge, center install top hinge, tighten and install cover. tool me 6 minutes.
remove plastic top hinge cover then twoscrews holding door with door closed it rested against freezer door then lefted off door put on flat surface remove tow screws at bottom of door installed new cam
replaced old broken part,very easy to repair
The repair was simple. I removed the screws to the door hinge at the top of the refrigerator and lifted the door off. I removed the door support attached to the base of the refrigerator and replace it with the new support held on by two screws. I put the door back on, aligned it, and replaced the screws on top. Total time: 7 minutes. Works like a charm. To all at parts select, you have a great site with easy to identify parts diagrams. Replacing the side rail to the draw took 45 seconds with two simple screws.
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