Step 3: Detach Lid
Since we are going to do some serious surgery on this freezer it will be much easier to work on if we remove the lid.
To do this locate where the hinge is attached to the base of the freezer. You will find some screws holding the hinge i place.
Mark where the screws are currently located on the bracket. The loosen the screws about two turns so you can slip the hinge bracket out.