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MRANSWER, Home Appliance Technician
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There is a flap attached to the left door of my Whirlpool

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Hi, there is a flap attached to the left door of my Whirlpool Gold side-by-side refrigerator. I don't know exactly what happened to it, but when I go to close the door it doesn't flap back like it is supposed to. I have to manually move it then the door will close. When I look at the plastic hinges that hold it on the door and allow it to flap back and forth, I see that the bottom one came off its piece…it appears like I could just lift the flap up and re-insert it, but it won't lift…what do I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

The mullion is screwed to the door in the middle area- you need to remove the 2 screws and then you can reseat it. It is not unusual for these to break, so if it still does not actuate properly after you do this then just replace it. part#12722813AP

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is not what it looks like, there is one weird screw in the middle, I will try to attach a picture. I don't seem to have a tool that will unscrew this, what now?
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

Use a small socket to remove that screw- it's just like a bolt head. There may be screws under the 2 rubber covers as well. In any event that is where it is secured to the door.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there are no screws under the rubber covers, and I tried all my sockets, is it a special size? Can you tell?
Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

I do not know the exact size- that's something that is not detailed to that exactness in the look-up and if I were there I would just try my sockets until I got the right one to fit. It is a metric size if you are having no luck with domestic sizes, so you would need to get yourself a small set to remove it. This all boils down to removing a screw, so you now need to obtain the proper tool to remove it.

Expert:  MRANSWER replied 1 year ago.

No rating after all this back and forth over a screw?