How can I reverse the door of my refrigerator?

Last Update date : Nov 16. 2021

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It is important to place your refrigerator in the proper location for product efficiency. In addition, sometimes you may need to detach or reverse the door of your refrigerator for moving, repairing, or other reasons. Check out the instructions below.

If you require more information, please find a user manual or contact the an authorised service centre.


  • To prevent floor damage, it’s recommended that you protect the floor before any work is carried out. (rug or towel, box, etc.) 
  • Unplug the refrigerator from the power supply and empty the contents from the refrigerator before starting the door reverse procedure.
  • Disconnect the water supply line before the procedure.
  • Where possible and by law, an electrical safety test should be conducted prior to powering it on.
  • Be careful not to injure yourself during the procedure.
  • For safety reasons, it is highly recommended for two or more people to handle any work required during the installation procedure.
  • Samsung recommends that the reversing of the door opening is only completed by Samsung approved Service providers. 
  • Any damage caused while attempting to reverse the door opening is not covered under the appliance manufacturer’s warranty.

Required Tools (not provided)

Required Tools

Note: These tools are not provided with the refrigerator.

  • Philips head screwdriver
philips head screwdriver

  • Flat-head screwdriver
flat-head screwdriver

  • 8 mm Socket wrench (for bolts)
socket wrench

  • 5 mm Allen wrench (for hinge shaft)
allen wrench

  • 11 mm Wrench

  • Electric drill

Note: The waterline location may differ depending on the type of model that you have.

Reversing the Doors

1 Remove the hinge cover using a small screwdriver to unclip the cover.
remove the hinge cover
2 Remove the wire cover and cap door. Then, disconnect the housing and disconnect the wire connector inside.
remove the wire cover and cap door
3 Remove the 2 screws on the upper hinge.
4 Then, remove the fridge door from the middle hinge by carefully lifting the door straight up.
remove the fridge door from the middle hinge

Note: Be careful not to drop the door when you disassemble it.

5 Disassemble the middle hinge by removing the screws using a Phillips head screwdriver.
disassemble the middle hinge

Note: The freezer door may fall forward, so please support the door.

6 Remove the freezer door from the bottom hinge by carefully lifting the door straight up.
remove the freezer door from the bottom hinge
7 Gently lay the door down in a safe working place and taking care not to damage the door and switch the position of the cap of the upper side of the door.
switch the position of the bottom hinge
8 Check the lever auto closer and screws at the bottom of the doors that need to be relocated.
9 Carefully change the feet and switch the position of the screw cap.
change the feet and switch the position
10 Switch the position of the bottom hinge and leg. (From right to left)
11 Assemble the hinge low after putting the freezer door in the middle hinge.
12 Assemble the middle hinge using the Phillips head screwdriver.
assemble the middle hinge
13 Switch the door wire directly to the opposite side. Then, insert the door wire cover.
switch the door wire to opposite side
14 Lift the refrigerator to a standing position.
15 Assemble the cap space door. Then, change the position of the fridge and freezer door gasket.
assemble the door space door
16 Detach the fridge and freezer gaskets and attach them after rotating 180°.
detach the fridge and freezer gaskets

Note: Make sure the door gaskets are properly arranged. If not, there can be a noise or dew that can form that will affect the performance of the unit.

17 Insert the Top hinge to make the hole a little bigger and then put out the Top hinge to assemble the fridge door.
put out the top hinge to assemble the fridge door
18 Reconnect the wire connector and insert the wire. Insert the cover wire door on the top of the fridge door and then push it to assemble it completely.
19 Assemble the cap control.
assemble the cap control
20 Close the doors. Ensure the doors are working properly.
close the door

Do NOT plug in the refrigerator immediately after the door reverse procedure is finished; wait for at least one hour.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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