How to Remove Reach In Freezer Door With Spring Loaded Hinges
Hello All, I volunteered to help a food pantry to setup a couple of new reach in freezers. The problem is that the doorway to the pantry is 32″ wide and the freezers are 32 3/4 inches wide, so I have to take the doors off. See this URL for pics and a description. https://www.coolerdepotusa.com/products/details/101115/nsf-54-inch-2-door-reach-in-commercial-ss-freezer-c55
This is a simple enough process. I remove the top valance and the lower louvers to expose the hinge bolts. But, the hinges are spring loaded to force the doors to close automatically. I’m afraid that if I merely remove the bolts the hinge will “unwind” the spring with unknown consequences.
So… has anyone dealt with spring loaded hinges? Any recommendation as to how to hold them in place while I remove the doors to slip the freezer through the doorway?
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