Remove or replace Samsung refrigerator bins, shelves, and drawers

Last Update date : Dec 12. 2023
Remove or replace Samsung refrigerator bins, shelves, and drawers

Sometimes messes in the fridge require deep cleaning, and to get the job done you have to remove the refrigerator bins, shelves, and drawers. Most of them are made for easy removal, but knowing the right way to remove them makes it even easier. And if you need to replace bins, shelves, or drawers, we have information to help with that too.

Note: The provided information refers to refrigerators sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for appliances sold in other countries.

No matter what kind of Samsung fridge you have, its door bins can usually be removed in the same way. The top door bin section has a marked line to make removing and reinserting bins easier.

1 To remove the door bins, gently push the bin up with both hands, and then pull it out from the door.
2 To reinsert the door bin, simply line it up with the marked section and carefully place it back onto the door.

Caution: Exercise caution when working with glass, as it can break and cause injury Never clean a cold glass shelf with warm or hot water, as this could cause the glass to shatter. Wait for the glass to reach room temperature and then clean it with lukewarm water.

When you need to clean the glass above the vegetable or crisper drawers, you can remove the glass so it is easier to get to hard-to-reach areas.

If your fridge has the simple shelf setup, removing the shelf is not complicated at all. Fully open the doors and remove the vegetable drawers. Lift up one side of the shelf with one hand. While supporting the shelf with this hand, slide the shelf out with the other hand.

If your fridge has the more complex setup, you will need to unlatch the glass from the top of the crisper drawers to clean it:

1 Remove the lower door bins and remove both of the crisper drawers. To remove the drawers, angle them slightly toward the center of the fridge while sliding them out.
2 Locate the tabs on both sides of the drawer divider and the water filter housing. There is one on each side, just behind the roller wheel. Push and hold both tabs inwards and lift the shelf out from the water filter housing.

Note: The tabs may have a slightly different appearance but will be in the same location.

3 Carefully dislodge the glass shelf from the back wall of the refrigerator by slightly lifting up while pulling it out. To remove it completely from the fridge, it helps to angle one side of the shelf downward while pulling it out. Then, carefully turn the shelf over and place it on a clean, flat surface.
4 To remove the glass from the plastic frame, locate the shelf's retainer clips. The retainer clips are located on the back left and right corners where the glass meets the white plastic. From the top side (where you'll reinsert them later) they look like small white squares.
5 Now, turn the shelf over and find the clips again. You will remove them from this side.
6 Each clip has two tabs holding it in place. To remove the clip, push in the tab that is closest to the center of the shelf, while lifting the back corner of the shelf slightly. With enough pressure on the tab, the clip should fall out and the shelf will come loose on that side. Remove the other clip in the same way.
7 Once both clips are removed, gently raise the shelf and then separate the glass from the shelf frame.
8 To reinstall the glass shelf, repeat the previous steps in reverse.
1 To remove a shelf, hold the front of the shelf, and then gently lift up and slide it out.
2 To reinsert it, hold the shelf at an angle so that the front is higher than the back and insert the top hook into the top shelf notch. Lower the shelf and insert the bottom shelf hook into the bottom shelf notch.

Removing the crisper drawers is more or less the same process on all Samsung fridges.

1 To remove the crisper drawers, you have to first remove the door bins to prevent potentially damaging the drawers. Then, open the drawers all the way and gently lift it up. Pull the drawer out to remove it.
2 To reinsert a drawer, insert the drawer into the frame rails and then slide it inward.

If needed, you can also remove the FlexZone basket.

1 To remove the FlexZone basket, first fully open the FlexZone drawer. Lift the FlexZone basket up and pull it out with both hands.
2 To reinsert the FlexZone basket, fully open the FlexZone drawer. Next, lower the basket (back-first) into the rail assembly, and then lower the front of the basket into place.

Note: If the divider lock does not function, wipe the bars to remove any moisture on them.

Removing the freezer baskets on your French Door refrigerator is simple.

1 First, lift up the front of the upper basket and then pull to remove it.
2 Next, pull up on the lower basket to remove it from the rail assembly.
3 To replace the freezer baskets, first place the lower basket onto the rail assembly. Then, place the upper basket above it while aligning the bottom of the basket with the rail assembly.

Do you need to replace your refrigerator's bins, shelves, or drawers? You can visit Samsung Parts and search for your refrigerator's model code. All of the available parts will be shown, so you can locate the ones you need.

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