Maytag Refrigerator Wheels and Rollers
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The tricky bit is that the roller bracket holds the weight of the fridge. So in order to make sure that the fridge did not fall over, and to keep the installation point off the ground so that I could align the screw holes, I needed to shim up the side of the fridge that I was working on.
To tap in the shims, I used a hammer and a spare chunk of wood. I ultimately used 3 shims, and kept tapping until the roller wheel could roll freely. Then I knew that the fridge was high enough. After that, it was pretty easy to remove the 4 screws, align the new bracket, and replace the screws. After that, in order to get the shims out I could just extend the foot brake as it was designed, and that lifted the fridge enough for me to easily slide out the shims. After that I just had to level out the fridge by adjusting the two feet. Read more...
Locate and remove the wheel leveling screw from the front bottom corner.
Remove cotter pin from the pin that mounts the wheel assembly to the refrigerator. Tap out the mounting pin.
Lift out the wheel assembly.
Remove the Roller pin from the wheel assembly. I used a Dremel tool with a cutting disk. A hack saw will also probably work.
Install the new roller pin and wheel into the wheel assembly. Use a hammer or vice to peen over the end of the roller pin.
Reinstall and adjust wheel assembly. Read more...
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