How to Change the Direction of Your Refrigerator Door

A refrigerator door that opens the wrong way can disturb the functionality and flow of your kitchen. Since your refrigerator is probably the most-used component of the kitchen, you shouldn’t have to work around the direction that the door opens, it should fit seamlessly into the design.

Whether you are confined by space, or just want a little added convenience, changing the direction of the refrigerator is an easy process that only takes about 15 minutes to do. Just follow these steps.

  1. Gather your tools – you will likely only need a ratchet wrench, Philips head screwdriver, and a flat head screwdriver.
  1. Unplug your refrigerator and remove all items from the refrigerator and freezer door shelves.

  1. Remove the bolts on the bracket on top of the fridge. The bracket should pop right off.

  2. Lift up the freezer door to detach it from the body of the refrigerator. Set it aside for now.

  1. Using your tools, remove the middle bracket and hinge. The refrigerator door should slide right off.

  1. Change the side of the door handle. If your handle is on the left side, there should be holes on the right to reattach it, and vice versa. They may be hidden by plastic coverings, but they can easily be removed. If there is a bracket on the top or bottom of the door, switch that too.

  1. Now change the position of the bottom bracket and hinge. Simply unscrew the hinge from its current side, and screw it back in on the preferred side of the refrigerator.

  1. Put the fridge door back on and reattach the middle bracket and hinge on its new side.

  1. Put the freezer door back on and reattach the top bracket on the new side.

  1. Replace the items in your refrigerator and plug it back in, you are done!

The professionals at Speedy Subzero are experts at all things refrigeration-related! We have been repairing refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers across Long Island for over 75 years. If you live in Nassau County, Suffolk County, or New York City and your refrigerator is malfunctioning, give us a call at 866-782-9376.

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