“Hi, it’s Steve. Today I would like to show you how to change
the inner door panel on your refrigerator. That’s a really easy job. Let me show you how we do it. Now to do this repair, the preferred method
is to remove the door completely from the refrigerator. Before we begin we’ll open the refrigerator
up and then we’re going to remove all of the items that are in the door bins as well as
the dairy area and the lower shelf. Then we’ll remove all of those bins and the
shelves. The bins, we simply just pop them up and then
we’ll carefully set those aside. To remove that dairy door, we’re simply going
to press in on one side and pull it away from the projection on the inner door liner and
set that aside. For the lower shelf bracket, we’ll just lift
it on one side then we clear that retaining tab and then we’ll set that aside. We’ll close the door back up then we’re going
to remove the hinge cover and then remove the two retaining bolts that secure that upper
hinge to the cabinet. The hinge cover just pops off. Just set that aside. You need a 3/16 socket to loosen those two
hinge bolts. Then you can use a nut driver to remove them. Just remember to support that door as you
remove the last screw. Lift up on the hinge and set that side and
then we’re going to take that door and we’ll set it on a suitable work surface where we
can change out that inner door panel. You may need two people to remove that door. Just open it slightly then lift it off the
bottom hinge and now we can do our repair. With the door laying on a suitable surface,
we’ll just roll back the door gasket and that will expose the retaining screws that go on
the perimeter of that inner door panel. We’re simply going to remove all of those. As you get into the corners, use extra caution
that you don’t tear the gasket when you fold it back to remove the screws. Now that we’ve removed all the screws, we
can then peel that gasket away from the inner door panel. Just pull it up underneath the lip of that
panel and then we’ll set that gasket aside for a moment. We’re going to lift it off the whole inner
door panel. You might want to remove this seal across
the bottom. Flip it upside down. You’ll note that there are five little arrowhead
fasteners let’s secure that gasket to the inner door panel. We simply need to squeeze those together and
push them all through. You need to do it with your hands or if you
find them a little tight, use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Just remove that whole assembly and we’ll
set that aside for a moment until we have the new inner door panel lined up. We can discard the old one. Before we install that seal at the bottom
of the door, just take note that the new door liner only has three holes for those pins. You can either drill two more but you’ll find
that three of them are sufficient. We’ll simply remove two of the other ones
and discard them. Tore that door liner up and install that part. Begin by inserting one of the pins to one
of the edge holes. You just push it to the bottom. We continue until we have all three of those
snapped into place and that gasket is intact. You’ll also note that on the backside of this
inner door panel there may have been some styrofoam blocks. These are not packing. They’re actually part of the structural strength
of those shelves. Make sure that those are firmly inserted into
place. We’ll turn the inner door panel over and line
it up on the outer door panel. If you look around the perimeter, the oval
openings through that inner door panel should line up over the screw holes. Center them as best as possible. We’ll take our gasket and just lay it roughly
into place. What we’ll need to do with that gasket is
tuck that short edge of the rib on it underneath that inner door panel. Start somewhere on one of the long sides and
then we’ll install a single screw just to hold it in place. Be sure the gasket is pushed in underneath
and that rib fits into that channel. We won’t tighten that screw. We need to leave enough room to slide that
gasket to be able to fit it in all the way along that edge. Tuck a section of that under that gasket and
then insert a few screws just to hold it in place. We won’t tighten those. We need to make sure that the liner and the
gasket can easily move independent of each other. We’ll also want to make sure that we allow
the corners to wrap around before we install any screws in that area. Pull the gasket until it wraps around the
corner, tuck it under that edge of the door liner. Center the holes then put a couple of screws
in to hold it from moving. If this one to work, we want to make sure
what doesn’t happen is that the casket pushes over from underneath that liner. You’ll need to loosen the screw just enough. Tuck your pack in while holding pressure laterally
on it to hold it against that liner. We’ll rotate that door enough that we can
line up all the corners. Make sure the gasket is tucked in place. Begin to screw in enough to hold it from moving
too much. Verify that the corners are square and are
tucked in nicely. You should get a nice, even seal between the
gasket and the outer door panel if it’s tucked into place properly. Just continue to do that all the way around
the perimeter of the door both sides and top and bottom, making sure that the corners are
in place before you tighten any screws. Now once we have everything square there,
all the corners are nice and square and we’ve got that gasket tucked in all along the edge
of that liner, we can go ahead and put the rest of the screws in. Before we tighten them, make sure that we
don’t have any gasket pushing out, make sure it’s nice and flush with the outer door panel
and then snug them all up. All right. Now that we’ve verified we have everything
nice and flush and square in the corners, all the screws are tightened, we’re ready
to put that whole door assembly back onto the refrigerator. We’ll carefully lift that door up we’ll line
up the opening in the bottom of the hinge pocket which the lower hinge and pivot that
door round into position. Support it against the cabinet. Take your upper hinge and fit it into the
door and then line up at least one of the screws at the opening of the top of the cabin. Now you’ll need to pull the door toward you
as you line up those screws and we suggest that you spread them at least part way by
hand to make sure that they don’t go in, cross thread it. I’m going to tighten those up. Now before we tighten them securely, we’ll
want to make sure that we have the door lined up properly with the cabinet on both sides. You may need to push it left to right to have
it centered properly. Once you have it straight, you want to tighten
those bolts. Use your ratchet and socket and make sure
that they’re nice and secure. Upper hinge cover back in place and then we’ll
open up the door and replace the bins. Lower shelf bin, you know that there are two
slotted areas that will fit over these tabs so just hook one side in and while pressing
it into place on the opposite side, to drop it down until it locks in place. Position your individual door bins. Press them down until they lock in with the
tabs. When installing the dairy door, we’re going
to line up either side with the pin on the inner door panel and simply depress the other
side, press it enough that it will fit over it and it should hinge freely. You can now fill up those bins again, close
the refrigerator up and your repair is complete.”