In order to clean some gunk that got between the interior and exterior glass panels, I removed the two screws on the top trim piece. After the front panel came off the door, the side trim and top trim pieces sprang off the door before I had a chance to look at the assembly. There are no clear views online or in my manual. Now that I want to re-assemble the door, I need to know how it goes together.
1) It appears the side trim pieces serve as a barrier between the metal door frame and the front glass piece. Is that right, or are they supposed to help hold the front glass panel in place?
2) Do they go on with the shorter side to the front and longer side down the side?
3) Is it better to remove the door completely before trying to re-assemble the door, or can this job be done with an extra pair of hands? Please advise. Thanks!
Answer Hello Sam. I always thought it was easier to remove the door but other technicians argue that getting the door off and back on was more trouble than it's worth. If you opt to remove the door, you have to find two small screws that fit in the holes in the hinges almost exactly (the holes are not tapped so they will slide in, not thread in) so when you close the door, they contact the hinge and oppose it's closure without contacting any enameled surface. At this point, you lift on the door and the hinges lift out easily. (Note the angle of the door and how the door is manipulated as reassembly is exactly reversed). Also put some towels down to lay the door on before door removal so no damage is incurred on the door or the surface on which you plan to work. Now the trim on the sides go behind the glass. You can actually play with it a bit more now than you can while installed on the unit, so it does make it easier. The side pieces space the glass out evenly and the trim at the bottom and the top is the only parts that go to the outside of the glass. As far as which way they go, they will only fit one way and you will recognize if they are in the wrong direction. After getting the door back together, manipulate it back into position and when both sides are in so the door is in the fully opened position, remove the screws.
I hope this was useful in solving your issue and have a great day!
My door trim piece is grey. What color replacement do I use, Bisquit or black?
Answer Hello Bill! For your Whirlpool model GR563LXSS* model you will use the black oven door trim kit part number 8184858. Please note, this part has been redesigned by the manufacturer. The lower screws are no longer used and the side trim now locks into the lower trim with the dimples on the lower end of the side trim. Thanks!