Refrigerator Repair- Replacing the Door Hinge Shim (GE Part # WR2X7491)

Uploaded by partselect on 09.01.2012

Steve: Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re going to show you how to change the
hinge shim on the refrigerator. It’s a pretty easy job. All we’re going to need is Philip
screw driver and a 5/16the socket and ratchet. Let me show you how we do it.
Now to gain access to this part, the first thing we’ll need to do is empty all of the
items out of the shelves on the door. Then we will begin by removing the screw that holds
the hinge cover in place, and then we’ll remove two bolts that secure hinge to the cabinet. You can then remove
the hinge and now we’re ready to lift the door off and we’ll put it on a suitable
work surface. Simply lift straight up in door and we’ll set it on table top.
Now that we have the door on suitable work surface, we’re ready to remove the doorstop
two 5/16 screws we need to remove. Remove the one closest to the hole in the door riser
first. You can slide that door riser out, just take note of how it’s located in there, and holding the doorstop
in place, we remove the second one.
Now we’ll separate the doorstop from the existing shim and we’ll lay the new shim
right over top of that and start the screw through the doorstop and shims just to hold
everything in place, and then reinstall it on the door. Next we’ll reinstall the cam
riser, and we’ll want to make sure that we align that riser with the opening in the
door, so that the hinge pin will fit through it. And then ultimately tighten those 5/16
And we are now ready to reinstall the door. And we’ll just remount the door in the same
manner that took it off. Center it over the lower hinge pin, make sure it engages, and
let the magnet hold it in place until we can get the hinge on, insert the upper hinge and
then reinstall the two bolts that secure that hinge to the cabinet, and we’ll tighten
those bolts down. Next we’ll put the hinge cover in place, tighten that screw down, we’ll
reload the door and our repair is complete.
We told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.