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Refrigerator - How to align side by side & French doors

Door alignment or adjustment can be done on all 2001 and newer side-by-side model refrigerators. This is part of the refrigerator installation and is not covered under the warranty. All units are shipped with the doors level.

If the doors are uneven on a Side-by-Side model, use the bottom hinges to align, following the below instructions:

  1. Locate the adjusting screws found on the underside of the bottom corner of the refrigerator door.

  2. Using a 5/16" or 7/16" wrench, turn the door adjusting screw to the right to raise the door, to the left to lower it. (A nylon plug, imbedded in the threads of the pin, prevents the pin from turning unless a wrench is used.)

  3. After one or two turns of the wrench, open and close the refrigerator door and check the alignment at the top of the doors.

  4. If necessary, please repeat the above steps until the doors are aligned.
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If the doors are uneven on a French-Door model, use the bottom fresh food hinges to align, following the below instructions:

  1. Locate the adjusting screws found on the underside of the fresh food doors of the refrigerator. Refer to the owners manual/installation instructions for exact location.

  2. Using a 1/4" or 4 mm wrench, turn the door adjusting screw to the right to raise the door, to the left to lower it. (A nylon plug, imbedded in the threads of the pin, prevents the pin from turning unless a wrench is used.)

  3. After one or two turns of the wrench, open and close the refrigerator door and check the alignment at the top of the doors.

  4. If necessary, please repeat the above steps until the doors are aligned.

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