If your LG refrigerator doors don’t open and close smoothly, the internal door hinge bushings may be broken or worn down. Order replacement part #4984JJ3003A and follow these steps to replace them yourself.
1. Unplug your refrigerator.
This repair does not involve any electrical components. However, the best way to stay safe during any appliance repair is to disconnect the appliance from its power source before you begin.
2. Remove the upper door hinge cover to access the part.
Locate the refrigerator door hinge at the top of the appliance. You may need a step ladder to easily see and access the part. First, remove the door hinge cover by snapping it free with a flathead screwdriver. Next, remove the screws or bolts securing the top hinge and set it aside on top of the refrigerator.
Hold the door in place so there is no risk of it falling over.
3. Replace the hinge bushing.
Pry the old part free with a flathead screwdriver. Then push the new hinge into the empty cavity by hand.
4. Remove the refrigerator door.
To replace the hinge pushing at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment door, skip the third step for now. Instead, lift the refrigerator door off of the bottom hinge and carefully set it on the left side edge so you can access the bottom hinge bushing. Also pry this part free with a screwdriver and insert the new part. Next, set the door back on its hinge and return to the third step.
If you want to replace the hinge bushing on the bottom compartment:
1. Remove the bottom hinge.
Reach under the freezer compartment door on the right side of the appliance to find the bottom hinge. Loosen the two screws holding it in place.
2. Remove the freezer door.
Carefully lift the door away from the refrigerator. Tilt it onto its left side so you can access the top and bottom hinge bushings near the right side.
3. Replace the bushings.
Pry each of the bushings free with a flathead screwdriver. Then push the replacement backs into the cavities.
4. Reinstall the door.
Position it on the top hinge so it hangs from the top. Hold the door in place and reattach the bottom hinge. Tighten the screws to secure it and the door in place.
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