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How to Remove the Door of LG Refrigerator:  Step-by-Step Guide

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How to Remove the Door of LG Refrigerator

I never thought that I was going to face an unexpected issue with my LG refrigerator door until it happened.

However, suddenly, my refrigerator door is not closing anymore, and it becomes my priority to solve it.

So, are you facing the same problem as I did? Then you need to learn how to remove the door of LG refrigerator.

Perhaps it’s important to learn to do it because you might need it for different reasons, like repairing the damage, setting it in a new location, changing the interior, etc.

Following the correct steps can help you do that, and it not only helps you solve the issue but also keeps your refrigerator door from further damage.

To solve this immediate headache, this troubleshooting refrigerator door removal guide will be helpful for you.

Let’s solve this minor yet problematic issue together!

Key Takeaways:
The guide outlines a detailed step-by-step process for removing the refrigerator door safely and efficiently.
If the refrigerator door is malfunctioning, it might need a replacement.
Check the door gasket for issues like breakage, looseness, or cracks.
Test the seal with paper to verify its condition and defrost the freezer if frost buildup is present.
Wear gloves for protection, unplug the refrigerator to avoid electric shocks, and handle the door with care to prevent damage or injury.

LG Models That Will Work

LG refrigerators come in different models and specifications. However, the process of removing doors for all these models is not similar.

So, for which model does this guide work?

Here is a list of the main models of LG freezers and refrigerators.

  • LFC25760SB
  • LFC25760ST
  • LFC25760SW
  • LFC25760TT
  • LFX21960ST
  • LFX25950SB
  • LFX25950SW
  • LFX25950TT
  • LFX25960ST
  • LFX25976ST
  • LFX28968ST
  • LFX28978ST
  • LFX31925ST
  • LRDC22743ST
  • LRDC22744ST
  • LRFC25750TT
  • LRFD25850ST
  • LRSC26923TT
  • LRSC26925TT
  • LRSC26980SB
  • LSC26905TT

Make Sure the Entire Door is Replaced

Removing the refrigerator becomes obvious when it is damaged or broken. In some cases, replacement becomes essential.

Whatever, if the door is not closing as it should, it will require a door-removing process.

“Most of the time, it happens because of the malfunctioning of the door mechanism (door gasket or seal).”

Did you notice the problem?

Once you know where the problem lies, you can remove the door. If the issue is related to the seal, then check as suggested below.

  • First, inspect the gasket. It’s all around the freezer door. You can see if the seal is broken, loose, or cracked. Maybe you need to replace it.
  • In the meantime, test the seal with a piece of paper to see if the gasket is in good condition or not. It’s the best way to ensure its functionality. Just place the paper between the freezer and the door.
  • Now shut it and look to see if the door is providing resistance or not. Pull the paper out. Do it all around the door. Replace the gasket if the paper seems loose in any place.
  • Don’t forget to check the frost buildup. It is one of the biggest reasons the door is not sealing properly. In this case, you can defrost the freezer to get rid of it.

If you don’t have any issues I’ve discussed earlier, then the problem is the door itself. That means it’s time to replace it.

How to Remove the Door of LG Refrigerator: 10 Steps to Follow

Removing the door of an LG refrigerator is relatively easy if you know how to do it. It may take your valuable time, but the result can make you happy.

Here are the steps you are looking for:

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools and Supplies

Before you start removing the door, make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies at hand.

Gather the Necessary Tools and Supplies
Gather the Necessary Tools and Supplies

To make the process smoother and more efficient, you will need the following tools and supplies:

  • Gloves (To protect hands)
  • Sponge or cloth
  • Cleaning solution/Mild detergent
  • Screwdriver (based on the screw type)

Step 2: Unplug the Refrigerator and Remove Any Items Inside

Safety first!

Unplug your refrigerator from the power outlet to avoid any electric shocks. Then, clear out the contents of your fridge. You don’t want any surprises to fall out as you work. Plus, removing the items will make the fridge lighter and easier to handle.

“After unplugging the unit, empty the contents, especially products from shelves and bins on the door.”

Step 3: Locate the Hinge Cover and Remove it

Every fridge has its secrets, and one of them is the hinge cover. This little piece of plastic or metal conceals the hinge mechanism.

Locate the Hinge Cover and Remove it
Locate the Hinge Cover and Remove it

Look for it near the top of the refrigerator door and gently pry it off using a flat-head screwdriver or your fingers.

However, based on the model, it can vary. So, make sure to check yours.

Step 4: Unscrew the Top Hinge to Release the Door

Once the hinge cover is removed, you can see the screws. Unscrew the upper hinge to release the door.

Use a screwdriver with caution. First of all, locate the screw that is mostly positioned on the interior side of the door.

Remove the screws and keep them in a safe place. Lift the upper hinge and hold the door to avoid making it loose or unstable.

Step 5: Lift and Remove the Door from the Bottom Hinge

It’s time to deal with bottom hinges. To do that, you need to be careful.

Lift and Remove the Door from the Bottom Hinge
Lift and Remove the Door from the Bottom Hinge

First, firmly grasp both sides of the door near the bottom and lift it upward. Now pull it towards you. To avoid back strain, use your legs. It will provide extra support.

Lift the door completely and clear it from the bottom hinge. Once detached, set the door aside in a safe spot.

Step 6: Clean the Door and Refrigerator Before Reattaching

While the door is off and the fridge is empty, take advantage of the opportunity to give everything a good clean.

You can start cleaning it with a cleaning solution.

Try to apply a mild detergent. Mix it with the correct portion of water. Use a clean cloth or sponge. Dampen it in the solution and rub the door gently.

Remove spills, stains, or sticky residue. Clean shelves, bins, or drawers separately and dry them. A clean fridge is a happy fridge!

Step 7: Reattach the Door Using the Bottom Hinge

With everything spick and span, it’s time to reunite the door with the fridge.

Start by reattaching the door to the bottom hinge. You need to be precise and careful to keep the door level and secure.

Reattach the Door Using the Bottom Hinge
Reattach the Door Using the Bottom Hinge

Next up, take the door in hand and align it with the bottom hinge. Make sure the corresponding holes in the door are perfectly inserted through the hinge pins.

Now lower the door on the bottom hinge and make it secure. Once it is done, you can proceed to the upper hinge.

Step 8: Screw the Top Hinge Back into Place

Screw the door with the bottom hinge and secure it with stability for functioning.

Screw the Top Hinge Back into Place
Screw the Top Hinge Back into Place

Retrieve the top hinge and align its holes with the refrigerator door. Use a screwdriver to insert the screws into the holes.

“Ensure hinge stability to prevent its movement and the imbalance of the refrigerator door. Don’t over-tighten the screw.”

Otherwise, you can damage the door as well as the hinge mechanism.

Step 9: Reinstall the Hinge Cover

If the door is attached to both the lower and upper hinges, then reinstall the hinge cover. It protects the hinge mechanism and its finished look as well.

To complete the steps, retrieve the cover first. Align the cover with the mechanism and the screw holes. Attach the hinge cover. You can use a screwdriver or a finger to do it.

Step 10: Plug the Refrigerator Back in and Return the Items Inside

After successfully reattaching the door, it’s time to check the overall functionality. Plug the power cord into your refrigerator. Make sure it has an active power line.

Plug the Refrigerator Back in and Return the Items Inside
Plug the Refrigerator Back in and Return the Items Inside

Check whether the indicator lights are turned on or not. Also, check the compressor’s running status.

If everything is okay, then congratulations! You have done a great job.

Wrapping Up

That’s all for today!

If you encounter any issues, as mentioned, this complete guide on how to remove the door of the LG refrigerator is always here. Whatever the reason, learning to fix doors is a crucial part.

It’s good to know it, especially when you are removing the door all alone. Always inspect the door of your refrigerator. Sometimes simple issues with the door can be bigger than your imagination.

So, before it goes that way, solve it instantly and create a safe environment.

Until next time, happy fridge fixing!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you take the door off an LG refrigerator?

First, figure out the hinge lock mechanism. Remove the cover and rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise. Lift the top hinge and free it from the hinge lever latch. Now the door is free from the hinge. Hold the door and lift it carefully from the hinge pin.

Can refrigerator doors be removed to fit through the doorway?

Yes! To do that, measure the “path of delivery.” This method will let you know whether the refrigerator door will fit through the doorway or not. Check the appliance dimensions, like the unit depth (with the door or without the door). If necessary, you can remove the door.

Do refrigerator doors come off for delivery?

Well, it depends on the situation. Most of the delivery providers remove the door for delivery. It’s essential to keep the unit safe and deliver it to your home. Additionally, they will cover the unit with protective material to keep your floor from being damaged.

Can LG refrigerator doors be removed for delivery?

Yes, the delivery man for your LG refrigerator can remove the door to keep your unit safe. It’s a temporary step. Sometimes, they not only remove the door, but they remove the hinge as well.

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