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cshwone
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  #2561873 10-Sep-2020 19:07
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xpd:

 

Senecio:

 

Just check that you don't need a left hand screw driver to perform the swap.

 

 

And that its a NZ/AU compatible version, those EU/US ones never work.

 

 

 

 

Not forgetting 240V at 50Hz and not 110V at 60hz


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  #2562027 11-Sep-2020 08:49
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djtOtago:

 

As others have already said, most fridges can be changed easily. See if you can get a look at the manual be for buying. And if it needs a kit, (and most do) see if it is included. They usally are.

 

The kits are nothing special. Just the plastic bits required to cover the old hinge spots and fixing points usally.

 

 

Many manufacturers have their manuals available on their websites. Whenever I'm thinking of buying any appliance I always try to read the manual before buying, I usually end up knowing more about the product than the salesperson!


 
 
 
 


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  #2562043 11-Sep-2020 09:30
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We recently bought a new F&P with French doors.  Seems to be really good, but I can't find anywhere in the instructions, website etc about swapping the doors over.  So maybe best you avoid these.


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  #2562055 11-Sep-2020 09:59
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Earbanean:

 

We recently bought a new F&P with French doors.  Seems to be really good, but I can't find anywhere in the instructions, website etc about swapping the doors over.  So maybe best you avoid these.

 

 

Those ones are brilliant for adding some indooor outdoor flow.


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  #2562072 11-Sep-2020 10:25
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Earbanean:

 

We recently bought a new F&P with French doors.  Seems to be really good, but I can't find anywhere in the instructions, website etc about swapping the doors over.  So maybe best you avoid these.

 

Instructions for this not available on English websites. You have to go to .fr domains


Earbanean
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  #2562089 11-Sep-2020 10:51
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kiwiharry:

 

Earbanean:

 

We recently bought a new F&P with French doors.  Seems to be really good, but I can't find anywhere in the instructions, website etc about swapping the doors over.  So maybe best you avoid these.

 

Instructions for this not available on English websites. You have to go to .fr domains

 

 

Of course.  Why didn't I think of that.  Merci monsieur.


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  #2562208 11-Sep-2020 11:40
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It's all in the Rocky Horror song, with the French the sort of door you get depends on a jump to the left or right and the freezer shuts with a pelvic thrust.

Some fridges don't have symmetrical doors but you can order left or right versions. It might pay to double check if you get told the one you want doesn't exist.

 
 
 
 


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  #2562571 11-Sep-2020 20:01
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Most single door fridges are reversible.

 

In general, it is such an easy task that there are evil people out there who will get up in the middle of the night to swap them round.

 

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  #2562667 11-Sep-2020 20:40
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Our kitchen is a stupid design that required a left hinged door, when I was looking ~June last year the pickings were slim what with the limited width and depth I could go for so ended up with this https://www.fisherpaykel.com/nz/cooling/refrigeration/contemporary-refrigeration/freestanding-refrigerator-freezer-63.5cm-403l-rf402blgx6-25556.html

 

It was the same price as the right hinge version..


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  #2562722 12-Sep-2020 00:08
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dfnt:

Our kitchen is a stupid design that required a left hinged door, when I was looking ~June last year the pickings were slim what with the limited width and depth I could go for so ended up with this https://www.fisherpaykel.com/nz/cooling/refrigeration/contemporary-refrigeration/freestanding-refrigerator-freezer-63.5cm-403l-rf402blgx6-25556.html


It was the same price as the right hinge version..



The current 403 looks as if it has lost the handle on the front so the same hardware can do L or R.

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  #2562910 12-Sep-2020 14:59
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MurrayM:

 

djtOtago:

 

As others have already said, most fridges can be changed easily. See if you can get a look at the manual be for buying. And if it needs a kit, (and most do) see if it is included. They usally are.

 

The kits are nothing special. Just the plastic bits required to cover the old hinge spots and fixing points usally.

 

Many manufacturers have their manuals available on their websites. Whenever I'm thinking of buying any appliance I always try to read the manual before buying, I usually end up knowing more about the product than the salesperson!

 

+1

 

That is exactly what we do. Choose your fridge, don't buy yet, go online and find the owners manual and read up on how to swap hinges around. If you think you can do it - then go for it.

 

Remember also that if your fridge is going to pop into a fridge alcove then read what the required breathing space on the sides and the top are.





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