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PartSelect Number PS976452
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Unscrewd the top hinge cove and removed two bolts from the hinge, lifted door off of the bottom hinge and laid the whole door on the floor using a beach towel to protect it from scratches. Unbolted the bottom hinge plate, replaced it with the new one. Then pulled out the old hinge bearing and replaced with a new one. Installed the door back on the bottom hinge while the magnet on the door strip held it place and rebolted the the upper hinge and reinstalled the hinge cover. All done in less than 10 minutes. No more popping sounds when I open and close the door!
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The parts came within 2 days. The delivery was great. I took the food off the door, then removed the top hinge. Lifted door off bottom hinge and laid the door on a blanket on the floor. I then had access to the closing mechanism top and bottom that is just two plastic cams that lift the door as it opens. The weight of the door then is used on the cams to help close the door with the appliance level. It was very simple and assembly was just reverse order.
Removed the trim screw on top of the door then removed the two hinge bracket bolts. lifted the dooroff placed on the table. Remove the two screws onholding the bearing bracket on the bottom of the door.removed the bearing and replace with the new one.Reinstalled in reverse order.
The biggest part of the repair was getting everything out of the shelves in the door. I had to remove one phillips head screw from the plastic hinge cover on the top of the appliance. As per the owners manual I traced around the hinge with a pencil so I would be able to align the door to the same postion. Removed two screws with a nut driver and removed the top hinge. The magnetic strip held the door in place until I grabbed it and pulled it open then lifted it up off of the bottom hinge. I layed the door on the island counter and pried the bearing hinge out of the door stop and replaced it with the new one. I probably could have stopped there but figured the plate might have been worn so I remove one phillips head screw from the bottom hinge, lifted the plate off, and replaced it with the new one. I assembled everything in reverse order and voila, no more popping noises.
I removed the screw in the plastic cover on the top of the fridge that covered the fridge side hinge first. Then, I removed the two nuts with a nut driver that hold the hinge in place. After removing the two nuts and the hinge, I lifted the door up and out of the bottom hinge and placed it on a flat surface. I used a pair of pliers next to pull out the broken hinge bearing from the bottom of the door itself. After removing the old bearing I inserted the new bearing in the door. Next, I put the door back on making sure the hinge went into the hinge bearing and put the door in the closed position. After that was all done and the door was set properly, I put the top hinge back on with the two screws and put the plastic cover back in place. Took 20min to complete. A second set of hands would have been helpful with putting the door back on, but it can be done by yourself.
Unscrewed screw holding plastic clip on right hand top hinge. Unfasten two lags screws holding right hand top hinge. Lift door off bottom hinge. (Do not unfastened bottom hinge) Remove old plastic bearing and replace with new. Repeat aforementioned instructions in reverse order. DOG EASY.
First I removed one screw holding top hinge trim in place. I than removed two screws holding top hinge from refrig. I removed refrig door and laid it on a table. I than removed two screws holding the door stop and bearing hinge. I replaced the defective parts and reassembled in reverse order. Simple 10 minute repair.
The door clunk problem was as others described. Repair similar to others described. The major thing to understand which I didn't see listed elsewhere is whether the top or bottom little nylon toothed cam is broken. This part is the one in the door. There was also one in the hinge, PS976594 or PS430814 ? I ordered this one and was lucky that it was correct. I'm not sure whether it's possible to know whether door side or hinge side is broken, without removing the door to see.
Removed the Plastic Cover at the top of the door. (One Phillips Screw ) Removed the Hex Screws with socket set. Lifted EMPTIED door off bottom hinge. Pulled the broken bearing out with needle nose pliers. (Very Easy!!!) Placed new bearing into slot and reversed the procedure. 15 minutes tops. I spent more time cleaning the door and gaskets than replacing the parts. Funny thing, I called the local appliance parts store and they stated this is a common problem. However, for such a common problem, they didn't carry the part and it would have cost more than what I paid here. Additionally, I paid for 3-5 day delivery. Part was here in 2 days. Awesome!!!! I'll always come here first for all my parts needs. A+++
it took longer to remove the food and all from the door than the repair. It was a very simple repair. two bolts to take the top hinge off, pulled the door off and set on counter, removed old, broken glide, slid new one in. I ordered both sides, but the closer plate was in great condition, so I didn't use it. put the door on, then the top hinge and now it shuts like new. total time to fix (minus taking the food out of the door and putting it back in) was about 10 minutes.
The noise was made due to a loose part. I took the refrigerator door off and replaced the closer plate and hinge bearing. This solved the problem.
We took the door off the hinge which invovled removing the top screws on the door. The part that broke split in two pieces leaving the shank inside the bottom of the door hinge. The most challenging part of the repair was pulling that piece back out since there was very little to grab on to. Once we got that out it was easy to replace with the new piece.
replaced the lower cam on door. removed upper hinge lifted off door and pulled out old cam and replaced it.
Removed the fridge door, replaced plastic Hinge Bearing, re-attached door. WhaLa - No more clicking!
Empty contents of refrigerator door (trust me!). Gently pop off top door hinge plastic cover. Remove two top hinge bolts. Lift door up and off lower hinge pin and place on a towel on a flat surface. Grab the lower hinge cam with pliers and pull out. Mine wasn't broke like others have written, but it was clearly worn. Slide the new cam into place and rehang door in reverse order. Instant fix. 15 minutes work. If I had known how easy and effective the repair was going to be, I would have replaced the freezer side as well because it is just starting to get a little "clunky" noise to it. Thank you PartSelect!
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