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PartSelect Number PS290199
Comes with both cam risers. This hinge kit is suitable for the bottom of either the freezer door or the refrigerator door of some refrigerators.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not really sure of the age of this fridge, as we bought the house 2.5 yrs ago.I'm one who if it can go wrong, it will, so not realizing how stable the door was from just having the top hinge and the magentic gasket, I declined to prop the door up on blocks the way some guys say the did, and instead removed the top hinge and lifted the whole door off the bottom hinge. I traced the outline of all parts with a felt pen before removing them, figuring I'd need witness marks to help with realignment after the install.Nut driver might've been an easier choice than the socket set, but the only ones I have a brittle and I've broken the 5/16"...All parts came out/off easily. The new bottom hinge and the old top hinge (both on the fridge side) practically aligned itself right on my marks, and the new cam (door side) just needed to be held while the screws were tightened. I used the extensioni rod off the ratchet to drive the screws most of the way (making a nutdriver out of it).Parts were exactly as advertised, although there was a note in the package that stressed the need to replace both parts at the same time due to material differences in the original and replacement parts. Since the cam is sold separately without the hinge, it would be good for the website to reflect that before the purchase is made. Also, even though it was only the cam on the hinge and not the whole hinge that needed to be replaced, I could've bought hte two cams separately and drilled out the rivet as another person had done, but for the $5 difference in cost, why bother? Door now closes itself as designed, albeit slower than the freezer side, but the Wife says it always did that.Also interesting that when first assembled, the door DIDN'T close itself at first... not sure it it needed to wear a litle, or if it just needed the added weight of having items back in the door shelves.Love the great website... just typed in the model number and the parts I needed, complete with drawings to make sure, were right there. Great UI.
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Part was easy to find on website. Part was delivered quickly. Reapir was easy, just replaced old hinge with new hinge.
removed the door hinge assembly & replaced it with the new assembly.
Emptied the refrigerator door so it was easier to take off. Used a screwdriver to remove the screw on the top hinge. Lifted door off bottom hinge. Laid the door down so I could take the bottom hinge off. Removed worn out parts and placed the new one on. Slipped door back on hinge,made sure it would close properly and was lined up with freeze door. Put top hinge back in place. Done!! Now door finally shuts on its own again!!! EASY!!!
Removed the upper hinge assembly. Removed the door. Removed the kick plate. Removed the old hinge assembly and installed the new one.Replaced the other broken cam on the door bottom. Then,reinstalled door to fridge and reinstalled the top hinge. PS/cleaned and lubed both upper and lower hinges.
The on line "how to" video was PERFECT! I followed the steps and the repair was a breeze. Parts Select is now bookmarked in my favorites! These guys make is SO easy for "non-handy" folks like me.
After watching your instruction video and not wanting to shut down refrigerator and remove foods from door, I elected to lift the door and place blocking under it.The actual hinge replacement took approximately 10 mins. I would also like to say that I am extremely satisfied with PartSelects handling of my order and your promptness resending my order because of my goof-up with my own address. I am grateful and will recommend you to anyone who needs parts for any appliance. Thanks again. Chuck Gjovig
I watched the video on your web site first.Then I proceeded to do the repair exactly as the video showed. Very easy!!!!!
I simply followed the excellent video, once I discovered the lower door hinge was the problem. Part Select was amazing! A $25 part and 15 minutes saved me $1,200+ ... the price of a replacement refridgerator. Thank you!
1. Unscrewed the top screws with a socket set 2. Took door off of refrigerator 3. Unscrewed hinge assembly 4. Put on new hinge assembly 5. Replaced door on refrigerator 6. Screwed top screws back in I watched a youtube video on how to replace it that was extremely helpful. I am not a handyman, so if I can do this, anyone can.
Turned refrigerator off. Removed food from right hand (refig.) door. Closed door. Removed upper hinge cover with a standard Phillips screwdriver and then removed upper hinge by removing two 5/16" bolts using nutdriver. Lifted door up to clear the bottom hinge-post and set it on the table. Removed the kick pan at the bottom of the refrigerator and then removed the bottom hinge-post which was attached with two more 5/16" bolts. Installed new lower hinge post and rubbed a small amount of mineral oil on the closing cam (which is riveted to the hinge-post). Removed the old upper closing cam from the door (5/16" bolts) while it as lying horizontal on the table and installed new cam lubricated with a small amount of mineral oil. dropped the door in place, replaced upper hinge and cover. Replaced kick pan. Done.
replace broken hinge.
they sell the cam piece but the instructions says not to replace only one part. so beware you need both the cam and hinge as a kit .
Just watch the Parts Select YouTube videos on replacing the door hinges. That helped a lot. All I needed was a phillips head screw driver and a 5/16ths socket wrench. Easy after watching the video a few times.
Use several wood blocks and propped fridge dooe up and someone else steadied the door while I replaced the hinge. Pretty easy.
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