Don’t you wish you could easily reverse the door swing on your dryer to make it more easily accessible from your washing machine? The good news is that it can be done! The better news is that you can do it yourself in about twenty minutes! Here is a step by step process that shows you how to reverse your door swing on a Maytag (Whirlpool) Dryer (model number MGDC300BW1).
WARNING: before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging the appliance.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver or Putty Knife
- Unplug dryer and turn off gas
- Open dryer door
- To remove the door from the dryer: Loosen 2 top screws per hinge on dryer body. Then remove the other two screws
- Lift up to remove door
- Remove screw placeholders on new hinge side
- Transfer upper screws to new hinge side, lower screw location
- Insert screw placeholders on original hinge side
- Lay door on a flat surface
- Remove hinge from door and all Phillips head screws around perimeter of door
- Carefully separate the front of the door from the back of the door
- Flip the front of the door so handle is on opposite side. Replace the back of the door
- Attach hinges opposite the handle
- Replace all perimeter screws
- Remove mounting screw on door strike
- Remove door strike and transfer to opposite side. Replace original door strike spot with placeholder.
- Mount door strike with screw
- Remove door catch shield
- Pry door catch out of door with flat head
- Remove door catch cover on opposite side of door and transfer to original side
- Push door catch into new side
- Place door catch shield
- Set door hinges on upper screws
- Insert and tighten down all hinge screws
- Close dryer door
- Plug in dryer and turn on gas
This reversal will also work with their other manufactured brands including Amana, Estate, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, and Whirlpool.
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Written By: Madison Jezioro