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Whirlpool Refrigerator Replace Lower Closing Cam #W10329686

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the lower closing cam (or hinge cam) on Whirlpool refrigerators. The most common reason for replacing the cam is if it is broken or missing, causing the door to not close by itself, not open smoothly, or slip down when it is opened.

All of the information in this hinge cam replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Ikea

Tools used: combo wrench, small slotted screwdriver, silicone grease, multi-screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, you should unplug the power cord before beginning.
2
To replace the freezer door hinge cam first remove the lower access panel.
3
Next, pull out the dispenser water line and disconnect it from the coupler.
4
Now remove the screw securing the upper hinge cover and pull the cover off.
5
Disconnect the door wire harness and the grounding wires.
6
Use a 5/16th inch socket of nut driver to remove the mounting screws securing the upper hinge.
7
Carefully lift the freezer door off of the lower hinge and set it aside.
8
Now remove the screw securing the cam to the hinge and lift off the old cam.
9
Install the new lower cam by sliding it onto the hinge.
10
Replace the screw to secure.
11
Apply some silicone-based grease to the cam then reinstall the freezer door by first inserting the water line through the hole in the hinge pin.
12
Position the door on the hinge and align the upper hinge.
13
Replace the mounting screws to secure.
14
Reconnect the door wire harness and the grounding wires.
15
Reposition the hinge cover and secure it with the screw.
16
Reconnect the dispenser water line to the coupler.
17
Realign the lower access panel and snap it into place.
18
Plug the power cord back in and confirm that the freezer door opens and closes properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the lower closing cam (or hinge cam) on Whirlpool refrigerators. The most common reason for replacing the cam is if it is broken or missing, causing the door to not close by itself, not open smoothly, or slip down when it is opened.

All of the information in this hinge cam replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Ikea

Tools used: combo wrench, small slotted screwdriver, silicone grease, multi-screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, you should unplug the power cord before beginning.
2
To replace the freezer door hinge cam first remove the lower access panel.
3
Next, pull out the dispenser water line and disconnect it from the coupler.
4
Now remove the screw securing the upper hinge cover and pull the cover off.
5
Disconnect the door wire harness and the grounding wires.
6
Use a 5/16th inch socket of nut driver to remove the mounting screws securing the upper hinge.
7
Carefully lift the freezer door off of the lower hinge and set it aside.
8
Now remove the screw securing the cam to the hinge and lift off the old cam.
9
Install the new lower cam by sliding it onto the hinge.
10
Replace the screw to secure.
11
Apply some silicone-based grease to the cam then reinstall the freezer door by first inserting the water line through the hole in the hinge pin.
12
Position the door on the hinge and align the upper hinge.
13
Replace the mounting screws to secure.
14
Reconnect the door wire harness and the grounding wires.
15
Reposition the hinge cover and secure it with the screw.
16
Reconnect the dispenser water line to the coupler.
17
Realign the lower access panel and snap it into place.
18
Plug the power cord back in and confirm that the freezer door opens and closes properly.

Applicable Product Model

Refrigerator
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Cooling System
Icemaking System
Dispensing System
Product Diagram & Manuals
Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$8.99
Cleaner
Cleaner
$20.66
Cleaner
Cleaner
$14.18
Cleaner
Cleaner
$22.37
Screw
Screw
$15.64
Total$0.00

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