The hinges on the door to your walk-in freezer or refrigerator seldom break, but when they do, the risk of spoiled food or sky-rocketing electricity costs can increase greatly. In this video, we show you how to identify the model number for your hinge to ensure that you get the correct replacement part, and walk you through the replacement process; even reversing the direction that your hinge swings!
Hi. I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about how to identify and replace your walk-in-door hinge.
The first thing to identify with your hinge is if it’s a flush-mount or a raised-mount hinge. This particular hinge here is a flush-mount. You can see that the wall is at the same surface as the door. This particular hinge is a raised-mount. You can notice that the door’s going to be at a slightly higher level than the wall itself by a couple inches. The next thing to identify is the brand and part number of the hinge. This is always located on the back of the hinge once you remove it from the door. You can notice that it’s actually embossed and stamped into the hinge.
There’s a possibility that your replacement hinge will be set to swing the opposite way than you actually need. However, that’s no problem here. The next thing to do is learn how to switch the hinge from a left-swing to a right-swing. First you want to take out the hinge. Next you want to pull out the lubed plastic nut; keep in mind that the slanted bevel points and slopes towards the inside of the hinge. Once you pull that out; from there pop out the white cap with a screwdriver and replace it on the other end in which you removed it from.
Next replace the beveled nut back in the same way which it came out, remembering to keep the slant sloping toward the inside of the hinge. Once you put the hinge back together it should swing the opposite way. Problem solved. That’s how you replace your walk-in door hinge.
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