How to Remove Maytag Refrigerator Doors

When moving a refrigerator, it is sometimes necessary to remove the doors. Often, doorways are not wide enough to accommodate the refrigerator door handles. The removal process for Maytag refrigerator doors varies depending on what model you own. Side-by-side refrigerators with water dispensers require disconnection of some wiring and the water line before you can remove the door. Ensure that you keep all parts in one place for quick access when you are ready to reinstall the doors onto the refrigerator.

Unplug the Maytag refrigerator power cord from the outlet. Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator, if you have a water dispenser model. The shut-off valve is on the water line between the back of the refrigerator and the main house line.

Remove the two screws securing the base grill to the refrigerator with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pull the base grill away from the refrigerator. Some models do not use screws to secure the base grill. Simply pull the base grill away from the refrigerator with your fingers if your model does not use retaining screws.

Open both doors as far as possible. Pry off the bottom bracket covers with a small flathead screwdriver. Press the screwdriver between the top and side seam of the cover to pry the side of the cover open.

Hold the water line coming from the refrigerator with one hand while pushing the collar connector forward. Pull the line attaching to the door away from the collar. Pry the upper hinge cap off the door with the dispenser using a flathead screwdriver. Disconnect the wire connector from the refrigerator to the door with your fingers.

Turn the screws securing the top hinge to the top of the refrigerator with a nut driver. Grab the door by its sides and lift it off the lower hinge pin. Repeat for the opposite door.

Unplug the Maytag refrigerator power cord from the outlet. Pry off the upper hinge cap with a flathead screwdriver. Remove the screws securing the upper hinge to the refrigerator with a nut driver.

Open the upper door and lift it off the lower hinge. Set the door out of your way.

Remove the screws securing the middle hinge with a nut driver. Pull the middle hinge out of the top of the lower door.

Grasp the lower door and open it halfway. Lift the door off the lower hinge and set it out of your way.


Installation is the reverse of removal.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Nut driver
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