Fridge Door Hinge
So what is a fridge door hinge?
A door hinge is a type of bearing that connects two objects together typically allowing only a limited angle of rotation. In the case of a fridge or freezer door hinge it is usually a metal hinge that allows the door to swing from right to left and vice versa.
A typical fridge hinge is generally made of durable metal as it will have to carry the full weight of the door not to mention all the goods that we frequently stack in the fridge door such as milk, juice and jam jars etc. Some fridges will also have an inbuilt water tank and dispenser in the door. The total weight of the door can reach up to 20kg! That’s quite a lot providing that is only usually held there by two (upper and lower) hinges.
Left or Right Hinge? Upper or Lower Hinge?
A typical fridge or fridge freezer will have two hinges: Upper and Lower. Most doors can swing in either direction, therefore the upper hinge will become lower hinge and vice versa if you change the swing direction. Similarly a hinge can be right or left depending on the door swing. The diagram below explains the hinge naming convention.
Upper left hinge fits in either the upper position, if your door is hinged on the left, or the lower position, if your door is hinged on the right.
Upper right hinge fits in either the upper position, if your door is hinged on the right, or the lower position, if your door is hinged on the left.