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Adjust Doors - KitchenAid W10379133A Installation Manual

Side by side built-in refrigerator.
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5. Reinstall the handle-side and top trims.
6. Remove the skin from the screw covers. Slide or snap the
screw covers into the handle trim section.
7. Check refrigerator level and alignment. Adjust if needed.

Adjust Doors

Door Height Adjustment
Use the following steps to adjust the door height, up or down,
after the doors have been leveled.
1. Open the freezer or refrigerator door. Locate the bottom hinge
and remove the door stop screw.
Classic and Architect
Remove the door stop screw from the bottom side of the
hinge with a
" open end wrench.
A. Bushing
B. Door stop screw
C. Locking plate
Overlay Models
Remove the two door stop screws: one from the bottom side
using a
" open end wrench and one from the top side using
" hex key.
A. Door stop screw from bottom
B. Door stop screw from top (110°)
2. Remove the locking plate as shown.
3. Turn the bushing located underneath the bottom of the hinge
using a
" open end wrench. Turning the bushing to the left
will lower the door. Turning the bushing right will raise the
4. After adjusting, check the doors to make sure they are even at
the top and bottom. If the doors are not even, continue to turn
the bushing to adjust the door height.
5. Replace the locking plate.
6. Turn the bushing slightly to align the hinge and locking plate
screw holes.
7. Replace the door stop screw or screws and tighten.
IMPORTANT: Do not place the door stop screw in the 130°
position on Overlay Series models unless the custom panels
have been routed on the hinge side. See "Overlay Series Door
Panel and Cabinetry Clearance."
8. Recheck to make sure the doors are aligned and even.
Door Swing Adjustment
1. Check that the refrigerator door can open freely. If the door
opens too wide, remove the door stop screw or screws
(depending on your model) from the bottom hinge. See "Door
Height Adjustment" earlier in this section.
2. Hold the door open to a position that is less than 90°.
3. Replace the door stop screw or screws in the bottom hinge
and tighten.
A. 130°
B. 110° (Overlay series)
C. 90°


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