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How to level the refrigerator

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Why is it important to level the refrigerator?

A refrigerator that is not leveled correctly and/or does not have the doors properly aligned could have some of the following concerns:

  • Doors unable to close or seal properly
  • Frost build-up or moisture problems
  • Temperature fluctuation 
  • Unable to properly aligned the doors
  • Door switch unable to actuate correctly

Make sure the floor is level

Check to make sure the floor under the refrigerator is level.  If the floor is not level shims may need to be used to properly level the refrigerator.

Leveling the refrigerator

It is important to ensure the refrigerator is level before aligning the doors. A properly leveled refrigerator will help with overall proper operation of the refrigerator.  Please refer to your Use and Care Guide or Installation Instructions for specific leveling information for your refrigerator. 

NOTE: Make sure when leveling the refrigerator you level from front to back and side to side. 

CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to level the refrigerator - French Door

CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to adjust the doors - Side by Side Refrigerators