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What is a right hand refrigerator and which way does it open? For standard refrigerator models that usually have reversible doors, you should install it so the door opens conveniently to your workspace, range or counter. Read my What is a Right Hand Refrigerator? for tips on how to identify refrigerator door openings.
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July 17, 2011 at 10:50 am
(1) mARK says:

THIS IS NOT INFORMATION…IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU COULD POST WHATS REQUIRED TO CHANGE A RIGHT HAND DOOR TO A LEFT HAND DOOR. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW. THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD DAY

July 18, 2011 at 11:13 am
(2) Mariette says:

Most (not all) refrigerators have the feature of changing the door opening to the other side, which can be very convenient. You can usually tell if your unit has that feature – there’s usually a small plastic or metal plug/button at the opposite top end of the refrigerator and freezer door, if applicable.

Since brands vary, instructions are not generic. You need to check your product manual and follow model/brand specific instructions to change the door over.

If you do not have a manual for your refrigerator, you could check the manufacturer’s website – most manuals are available online.

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