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Leveling And Door Closing; Door Alignment - Kenmore 795.6397 Use & Care Manual

Top freezer refrigerator
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To avoid vibration, the unit must be leveled, if necessary,
adjust the Leveling Legs to compensate for unevenness
of the floor. The front should be slightly higher than the
rear to aid in door closing.
Your refrigerator has two Front Leveling Screws - one on
the right and one on the left. if your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close more easily,
adjust the refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below:
1. Plug refrigerator power cord into a 3-prong grounded
outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
2. Remove the base grill. See BASE GRILL
on page 8. The two Leveling Screws
are located on the bottom of the refrigerator on either
side (see Fig. 39).
3. insert a flat screwdriver in slots to adjust the Leveling
Screws (Fig. 39). Turn the leveling screw clockwise
to raise that side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise
to lower it. it may take several turns of the Leveling
Screw to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some of the weight off the Leveling
Screws. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
Fig. 39
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors:
1. Gently pry off the Top Hinge Cover with a flat head
screwdriver and remove. Loosen the Top Hinge Bolts
using a 10mm or 13/32-in. socket wrench or
open-end wrench.
2. Have someone hold the freezer door so the space
between the two doors is even, and retighten
the top hinge bolts.
3. Replace the Top Hinge Cover.
4. Open both doors again and check to make sure
that they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator
slightly more to the rear by turning both Leveling
Screws clockwise. It may take several more turns,
and you should turn both Leveling Screws the
same amount.
5. Replace the base grill.