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EVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the
doors may not close or seal properly, causing cooling,
frost, or moisture problems. It is very important for the
refrigerator to be level in order to function properly.
Move the refrigerator into its final position. Use a level on
top of the refrigerator to check that it is level from side-
to-side. Next, open both doors completely and release
them. The doors should close on their own. If the doors
do not close automatically or the refrigerator is not level
side-to-side, adjust the refrigerator's tilt using the
instructions below.
1.
Roll out the refrigerator and use a level to check the
floor at the back from side-to-side. If needed, use
shims to level the back of the refrigerator if it is
uneven. Roll the refrigerator back into place with the
rear rollers on top of any shim(s) used so that the rear
of the refrigerator is level.
2.
With the rear already level and the refrigerator in place,
use the front leveling screws to level the refrigerator
from side-to-side. Open the refrigerator door and
remove the base grille to find the two leveling screws.
They are part of the front roller assemblies which are
found at the base of the refrigerator on either side.
3.
To level your refrigerator, you may either turn the
screw clockwise to raise that side of the refrigerator
or turn the screw counterclockwise to lower that side.
Place a level on top of the refrigerator to check adjust-
ments. Use a screwdriver to adjust the leveling screw.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws
and rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
4.
If the doors do not close on their own, you will need to
raise the front of the refrigerator so it is slightly higher
than the back. To do this, turn both leveling screws
1
clockwise
turn.
2
IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn both screws an equal
amount or the refrigerator will no longer be level
side-to-side.
5.
Open doors and check if they close automatically. If
not, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6.
Using a level, check to see if the refrigerator is still
level side-to-side. Readjust if necessary.
7.
Reinstall the base grille.
8
Front Roller
Leveling screw
Right to raise; left to lower
Use a screwdriver to adjust
Raise
Lower

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