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Do i need special hinges to change this refrigerator from left hand door to right hand door?

Do I need special hinges to reverse this door from a left handed door to a right handed door?

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    You would need a model umber to determine that. Most refrigerators have doors that change from left to right by swapping hinges and handles from one side to the other. A few model have specific hardware for right and left door applications. Then last but not least, there are a few models built left or right only without the ability to reverse the doors.

    A quick check of your Use and Care guide would explain door reversal.



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