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Optional - Changing Over Door Hinges

 

 

Tools

T2 Star Head Screwdriver.PNG

T2 star-head screwdriver

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Flat-head screwdriver

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Hex key

 

You have the option to change the door hinge side of your product from right hand hinge to left hand hinge or vice versa. A hinge change kit is required for this installation.

  • Ensure that you remove all the shelves, covers and trims from the product before changing the hinges. Take care not to damage the door.
  • We recommend to lay the product (door closed) onto its back on the pallet when removing the door hinges.

 

Removing the Door

  1. Release the hinge spring by turning the star T20 screws in the hinge to the 0 position (A).
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  1. Close the door and lay the product on its back on the pallet.
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  1. Detach the door from the product by unscrewing the door hinge M6x10 hex screws at the top (B) and bottom (C) hinges.
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Tools

T2 Star Head Screwdriver.PNG

T2 star-head screwdriver​​​​​​​

Flathead Screwdriver.PNG

Flat-head screwdriver​​​​​​​

 

Removing the Top Door Hinge

  1. Rotate the top hinge (A) outwards and remove the top hinge pocket cover (B) using the flat head screwdriver in the slot of the cover.
  2. Remove the hinge by unscrewing the M5x12 pan head screws (2x) (C), and set aside for later use.
  3. Remove the hinge pocket and top alcove bracket by unscrewing M5x12 pan head screws (2x) (D) from the hinge pocket.
  4. Remove the top hinge bracket and spacer (E) by unscrewing the M5x12 countersunk screws (2x) from the top hinge bracket.
  5. For the non-hinge side, remove the top alcove bracket by unscrewing the M5x12 pan head screws (2x) (F). (Not applicable for RS46).

 

Removing the Bottom Door Hinge

  1. Rotate the bottom hinge (G) outwards and remove bottom hinge pocket cover (H) using a flat head screwdriver in the slot.
  2. Remove the hinge by unscrewing the M6x16 countersunk screws (2x) (I).
  3. Open the water filter hatch on the bottom (fixed) grille and unscrew the #8x16 screw (J) while holding the grille in place.
  4. Remove the bottom grille by unscrewing the #8x16 screws (K) from the bottom left and right of the grille.
  5. Remove bottom hinge bracket by unscrewing M6x16 countersunk screws (L)..

Do not remove plinth-to-cabinet retention brackets!

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Tools

T2 Star Head Screwdriver.PNG

T2 star-head screwdriver​​​​​​​

Flathead Screwdriver.PNG

Flat-head screwdriver​​​​​​​

 

Moving the Sensor Housing (RS46 & RS61 only)

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  1. Unclip the reed switch from the housing (A).
  2. Unhook the interceptor board harness from sensor housing so harness is loose (B).
  3. Remove the #8x16 screws (2x) from the sensor housing (C).
  1. Move the sensor housing so that the opposite reed switch clip is aligned with the centre of the cabinet (D).
  1. Reinstall the sensor housing using #8x16 screws (2x) into the pre-drilled holes in the cabinet top panel (E).
  2. Clip the reed switch into the sensor housing in the pocket closest to the centreline of the cabinet (F).
  3. Press the harness from the interceptor board into the forks on the sensor housing (G).

 

Hinge Change Assembly

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Hinge (right or left) top pocket (1)​​​​​​​

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Lower (right or left) hinge bracket (1)​​​​​​​

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K05 top (right or left) adapter bracket (1)​​​​​​​

 

Top (fixed) Grille Assembly

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Top (fixed) grille (1)​​​​​​​

 

Top Hinge Installation

  1. Reinstall the hinge top bracket and bracket spacer with M5x12 countersunk screws (A) on the new hinge side at the other side of the product.
  2. Install the new hinge pocket and alcove top bracket on the new hinge side using two (2x) M5x12 pan head screws (B).
The new hinge pocket and alcove top bracket are supplied with the hinge kit.
  1. Install the new hinge in the new hinge pocket by screwing M5x12 pan head screws (2x) (C). (Not applicable to RS46).
  2. Open the hinge and reinstall the top hinge pocket cover (D) to the top hinge pocket.
  3. Install a new alcove top bracket on the new non-hinge side. (Not applicable to RS46) (E).

 

Bottom Hinge Installation

  1. Install a new lower hinge bracket on the new hinge side with M6x16 screws (2x) (F).
    • Ensure that the tab on the top of the bracket inserts into the slot in the plinth front bracket.
  2. Use the hinge that was removed from the top of the product and insert the tabs into the hinge lower bracket. Rotate the hinge into place and fix with M5x12 countersunk screws (2x) (G).
  3. Open the hinge (H), and install the new top (fixed) grille assembly.
  4. Fasten in place with #8x16 screws (3x) (I). One each at the bottom left and right of the grille and one behind the water filter hatch.
  5. Reinstall the bottom hinge pocket cover to the new hinge pocket (J).

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Hinge Change Assembly

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K05 top adaptor bracket R/L (1)

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K05 bottom adaptor bracket R/L (1)​​​​​​​

 

Tools

T2 Star Head Screwdriver.PNG

T2 star-head screwdriver

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Flat-head screwdriver

 

Door Brackets

  1. Remove the top adapter bracket from the top of the door by unscrewing M5x10 screws (4x) (A).
  2. Install the new top adapter bracket into the other side of the top of the door with M5x10 screws (4x) (B).
  3. Remove the door panel locking bracket and washer from the bottom of the door by unscrewing M6x25 screw (1x) (C).
  4. Remove the bottom adapter bracket and spacer from the bottom of the door by unscrewing M6x25 screws (2x) and M5x30 screw (1x) (D).
  5. Install the new bottom adapter bracket and existing spacer to the other side of the door with M6x25 screws (2x) and M5x30 screw (1x) (E).
  6. Install the existing door panel locking bracket and washer to the other side of the door with M6x25 screw (1x) (F). 

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Tools

T2 Star Head Screwdriver.PNG

T2 star-head screwdriver

Flathead Screwdriver.PNG

Flat-head screwdriver​​​​​​​

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Hex key

 

  1. Reinstall the door to the product by fixing M6x10 hex screws (4x) into the hinges (A).
  1. Activate the hinge spring by turning the star T20 screws to the I position (B).

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  1. Return the product to the upright position.
  2. Reinstall all covers and trims.

 

 

 

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