Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Cam Replacement #12028505AP

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the door closing cam on a Whirlpool refrigerator. The most common reasons for replacing the door cam are when the fridge door slips down when opened, doesn’t open smoothly, or doesn’t close by itself.

All of the information for this refrigerator door cam replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Maytag, Jenn Air, Dacor

Tools needed: Phillips-head screwdriver, 5/16th inch socket or nut driver, grease

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace a door cam on your refrigerator unplug the power cord.
2
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw securing the hinge cover.
3
Lift off the cover and disconnect the wire harness and water supply line if applicable – be prepared for a small amount of water to spill.
4
Next, use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the upper hinge mounting screws.
5
Pull the upper hinge free.
6
Lift the refrigerator door off of the lower hinge.
7
You can now remove the old cam if still intact.
8
Install the new refrigerator door cam by positioning it on the lower hinge pin.
9
Apply some grease to the cam.
10
Reposition the door on the amylose the door and realign the upper hinge.
11
Replace the mounting screws to secure it.
12
Reconnect the water supply line and the wire harness if applicable.
13
Replace the hinge cover and secure it with the screw.
14
With the repair completed, plug the power cord back in and confirm that the door opens and closes properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the door closing cam on a Whirlpool refrigerator. The most common reasons for replacing the door cam are when the fridge door slips down when opened, doesn’t open smoothly, or doesn’t close by itself.

All of the information for this refrigerator door cam replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Maytag, Jenn Air, Dacor

Tools needed: Phillips-head screwdriver, 5/16th inch socket or nut driver, grease
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace a door cam on your refrigerator unplug the power cord.
2
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw securing the hinge cover.
3
Lift off the cover and disconnect the wire harness and water supply line if applicable – be prepared for a small amount of water to spill.
4
Next, use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to unthread the upper hinge mounting screws.
5
Pull the upper hinge free.
6
Lift the refrigerator door off of the lower hinge.
7
You can now remove the old cam if still intact.
8
Install the new refrigerator door cam by positioning it on the lower hinge pin.
9
Apply some grease to the cam.
10
Reposition the door on the amylose the door and realign the upper hinge.
11
Replace the mounting screws to secure it.
12
Reconnect the water supply line and the wire harness if applicable.
13
Replace the hinge cover and secure it with the screw.
14
With the repair completed, plug the power cord back in and confirm that the door opens and closes properly.

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