Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Backwards Fridge

 Our fridge opened from the dining room and not from the middle of the kitchen.  Clearly it was awkward and we all agreed that it would be nice to have it open from the kitchen.  My Dad did some checking and it had all of the whole on the other side to be switched.  Hooray!!
He got a burst of energy late one night and decided it was time to give it a try.  He said he'd maybe switched one fridge door many years ago, but he felt confident he could figure it out again.

I was his assistant and really held doors up, put washers on and located tools.  He was the brains of the operation and I was just along for the ride.  Noticing a theme here??

The whole project took 30-40 minutes.
Started with the freezer door first.  There were many screws and little parts so it's important to have a bowl or designated area to put them in.  We also wiped off parts as we went.
Refrigerator door next.  Make sure both doors are completely empty.

 Switch everything.
Plug up holes and keep track of lots of pieces.
It might be helpful to snap a picture or two to make sure you're putting it back correctly.
 Make sure you don't have any left over parts.
We had to back track a bit to get all of the washers and hole covers in the right spots.
It's also important to tighten every screw so that the seal on the fridge remains tight.

 Dad showed me how to take off the cover at the bottom and said I should vaccum it out at least once a year.  Yuck!  Maybe I'll tell Kevin's that's a perfect job for him :)

 Hooray!!!  The fridge now makes sense.
It opens from the kitchen and you don't have to walk around the door to get into the fridge.

My parents also decided we should pull out the fridge...
holy moly... that's a nasty before shot.
Rest assured it's perfectly clean now thanks to my Mom :)

Another project done...


  1. I never realized you could switch your fridge door around. I seriously would have never thought you could do that. Dads are pretty dang handy to have around.

  2. Wow! What a big improvement to the kitchen and I never would have thought of it!


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