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No one notices the direction that a clothes dryer door opens until it is a problem. The dryer door swing may need to be reversed depending on what side of the washing machine it sits on, or where it is in a laundry room. Our Fast Fix guide will document the process used to fix the swing direction of an LG DLEX5170W SteamDryer door.

Before you begin, make sure the dryer is unplugged and you are in an open space with sufficient room.

  1. Hold the door while removing it from the dryer so that it doesn't fall and break. Remove the two 150 mm Phillips #2 screws from each of the two hinges on the inside of the door. Remove the door.
    • Hold the door while removing it from the dryer so that it doesn't fall and break.

    • Remove the two 150 mm Phillips #2 screws from each of the two hinges on the inside of the door.

    • Remove the door.

  2. In order to prevent scratching or damage, place the door on a soft or protected surface Remove the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws from the door. Remove the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws from the door.
    • In order to prevent scratching or damage, place the door on a soft or protected surface

    • Remove the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws from the door.

  3. Gently pry open the inside panel of the door using a spudger or medium flathead screwdriver. Remove the inside panel from the door.
    • Gently pry open the inside panel of the door using a spudger or medium flathead screwdriver.

    • Remove the inside panel from the door.

  4. Remove the two 140 mm Phillips #2 screws from both the hook and the latch on the inside panel. Swap the positions of the hook and the latch on the door. Reattach the two screws to both the hook and the latch on the inside panel.
    • Remove the two 140 mm Phillips #2 screws from both the hook and the latch on the inside panel.

    • Swap the positions of the hook and the latch on the door.

    • Reattach the two screws to both the hook and the latch on the inside panel.

  5. Remove the two Phillips #2 140mm screws from each of the two hinges. Swap the positions of the two hinges and the two gray cover caps. Reattach the two screws on each of the two hinges.
    • Remove the two Phillips #2 140mm screws from each of the two hinges.

    • Swap the positions of the two hinges and the two gray cover caps.

    • Reattach the two screws on each of the two hinges.

  6. Remount the inside door panel to the door. Reattach the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws to the door. Reattach the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws to the door.
    • Remount the inside door panel to the door.

    • Reattach the sixteen 150 mm Phillips #2 screws to the door.

  7. Remove the two plastic cover caps on the dryer front gently, using a spudger or medium flat-head screwdriver. Reattach the two plastic cover caps on the opposite side of the dryer front. Reattach the two plastic cover caps on the opposite side of the dryer front.
    • Remove the two plastic cover caps on the dryer front gently, using a spudger or medium flat-head screwdriver.

    • Reattach the two plastic cover caps on the opposite side of the dryer front.

  8. Hold the door while reattaching it to the dryer so that it doesn't fall and break. Reattach the door to the dryer using two 150 mm Phillips #2 screws on each of the two hinges. Reattach the door to the dryer using two 150 mm Phillips #2 screws on each of the two hinges.
    • Hold the door while reattaching it to the dryer so that it doesn't fall and break.

    • Reattach the door to the dryer using two 150 mm Phillips #2 screws on each of the two hinges.

  9. Test the alignment and door latch by opening and closing the door. Test the alignment and door latch by opening and closing the door.
    • Test the alignment and door latch by opening and closing the door.

Conclusione

Reversing the dryer door swing is a simple and quick process. Completing this project can save you time and frustration by allowing your dryer door to open freely in the direction you need.

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