Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair – How to Replace the Roller (Whirlpool # WPW10475495)


“Hi it’s Steve. Today we’d like to show you how to change
the rear wheel on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy repair. Let me show you how we do it. Now, to do this repair we will need access
to the back of the refrigerator. The first thing we’ll need to do is to pull
it far enough forward that we can unplug it and then we’ll remove the lower back panel. Now with the back panel removed we have access
to that rear wheel. Our next step will be to raise the refrigerator
up and support it with a wooden block. Typically a small piece of two by four will
be plenty. You may need some assistance in lifting that
refrigerator safely. Make sure it’s firmly supported. Now next, you’ll note that there’s a little
tang that is part of that base frame, that is folded up against the axle for that wheel. We need to pry that little metal tang away
from the axle, typically with a flat blade screwdriver. You can pry that just enough. You can probably tap that down with a small
hammer. Just bend it enough that we can pull the axle
out. Remove the axle with the old roller out of
the way. Before we install that new wheel, we want
to make sure that those vertical tabs are nice and straight. If they’re not, just bend them gently with
a pair of pliers. Slide that axle through those holes, make
sure that they line up easily. We’ll push that axle almost all the way back
through, just leave a bit of it showing. We’ll lower the new wheel into place. Make sure we align the axle up with the hole
in that wheel. Push it all the way through. Then we’ll take our flat blade screwdriver
and we’ll bend the tang back up to hold that axle from sliding out. Once we’ve done that, we’ll then lower that
cabinet back down. Remove our supports. Now we can put the back panel on and prepare
to push the refrigerator back into position. We’re now ready to plug the refrigerator back
in. Push it back into position and your repair
is complete. ”

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