How to Remove the Door on a KitchenAid Fridge

When moving your KitchenAid refrigerator or switching door swing, it is necessary to remove the doors. Removing the door on a KitchenAid fridge depends on what type of unit you own. Side-by-Side refrigerators usually have a water dispenser that requires a little more work to remove the doors. Before removing the doors, empty the contents from the inside door shelves and remove any bins. It is always a good idea to remove power from the refrigerator before removing the doors.

Side-By-Side

Step 1

Unplug the KitchenAid refrigerator power cord from the wall outlet and turn off the water supply to the dispenser. The T-handle shut-off for the water supply is usually behind the refrigerator.

Step 2

Turn the filter cap clockwise so that the handle is vertical with the floor. The filter cap is on the left center of the bottom grill. Pull the cap out of the grill bringing the water filter with it.

Step 3

Pull the bottom grill away from the refrigerator with your fingers. Find the water supply line where it connects to the dispenser line. Pull the red collar against the dispenser line and remove the water supply line.

Step 4

Pry the cap off the upper freezer door hinge with a flat-head screwdriver. Some caps have a screw you need to remove with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Disconnect the wiring harness from the door to the top of the refrigerator with your fingers. There are three screws that form a pyramid shape on the top hinge with a fourth screw in the middle. Remove the three outer screw with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Do not remove the fourth screw.

Step 5

Open the freezer door and grab it by the sides with both hands. Lift the door straight up and remove it from the refrigerator.

Step 6

Remove the cap from the top of the refrigerator door hinge. Remove the three outer screws from the hinge on top of the refrigerator. Open the door and lift it straight up and away from the unit.

Top Mount

Step 1

Pull the bottom grille away from the refrigerator. Pry the top hinge cap off the top hinge with a flat-head screwdriver. Remove the three bolts securing the top hinge to the refrigerator with a socket wrench. Pull the top hinge off the refrigerator.

Step 2

Open the KitchenAid freezer door and lift it straight off the center hinge. Place it out of your way.

Step 3

Remove the three screws securing the center hinge to the KitchenAid refrigerator with the socket wrench. Lift the center hinge off the top of the refrigerator door.

Step 4

Open the refrigerator door and lift it straight off the bottom hinge pin. It is not necessary to remove the bottom hinge; however, it is held onto the refrigerator in the same manner as the center hinge.