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Old 09-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Changing 'swing' of Dometic Fridge

I've searched the threads, and it doesn't seem as if anyone has asked this before. I'm looking at my Dometic fridge in my Airstream moho, and it seems that there is a way for the doors to be changed from right swing, to left swing. But, where the handles are located, if I do change the 'swing', it would leave the holes where the handles were. Can I just remove that trim piece and move it to the other side, so no new holes?
Or am I just hoping for something that is really not possible.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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Most of the doors can be switched to open from the opposite side. Hinges, mounting brackets, and handles are all involved in changing from one side to another. Without knowing which model Dometic you have, I cannot comment properly on how to proceed.

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Old 09-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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fridge unit is RM2652. This is a replacement unit. PO removed 'dorm fridge' and installed this unit. Found out yesterday, that fridge is about 2" shorter than hole for original fridge. Guess I need to get some oak to stain and poly to put there for those cold nights.....
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Apparently you need a kit to change the side that the door swings from. See page 7 of the manual.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
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Not only do you need the 'kit' to change the swing of your refer door(s), but you will also have to pull the fridge out slightly (maybe a couple of inches) to get to that one screw that is put in from the hidden side of the fridge.

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