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Old 11-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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How to Remove This Refrigerator Part?

Our French-door fridge has a flap that flips around when the left coor closes.



As I mentioned in another thread, the door doesn't reliably close by itself.*

I was wishing we'd purchased a fridge with a wall between the compartments. There's never any need for the wide opening.

Finally, after months, the solution hit me: I should take the flap off, and permanently attach it into the position it occupies when flipped closed. It seems kludgy, but I'm sure I can do it well.

The first problem is taking off the flap. A tech did it at one point while trying to solve the issue, but I didn't see how it was done.

Any suggestions on figuring out how this comes off? There's only one screw visible.






*I know, I know—First-World problem.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:21 PM   #2
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I suggest starting with https://www.repairclinic.com/ - they have an amazing number of videos for repairs and part replacements.
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unscrew the screws grab the bottom of the flipper and push up. You will notice a electrical connection which will have to be unplugged. That electical is for the Energy save mode.

I would guess that if it is failing the repair person did not replace it properly and it is a bit low. I would just loosen the nuts and see if you can adjust it (up or down) to were it work properly.
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unscrew the screws grab the bottom of the flipper and push up. You will notice a electrical connection which will have to be unplugged. That electical is for the Energy save mode.
That was exactly right. You da man! Thanks.
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Why would you want a French door fridge if not for the wide opening?
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Why would you want a French door fridge if not for the wide opening?
No good reason. I didn't buy it for the French doors.

In any case, the modification worked.
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My tenants all LOVE that refrigerator. I wouldn't have it in the house. Or the garage. That flap would drive me insane.
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