Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
Many times I come across people and installers that actually use a level on the top of the refrigerator to see if it is level.
What refrigerator leveling means is to adjust the legs or wheels in such a manner that it of course does not rock but that it is tilted back far enough that the doors when empty, held 1 inch open, then released, close without any other effort than releasing the handle. If your doors do not close in this manner than your unit is not refrigerator leveled.
Now there are exceptions to this rule but the exception is a very small difference in the amount of inches you hold a side by side open. And I will explain why. Most side by side refrigerators have whats called a door cam. It actually lifts the door at the bottom as you open it and then it falls shut. Tilting it back is not as important as doors that do not have lifting cams.
Also check your doors every six months and what you will be looking for is if the door lifts as you open it, is it square with the frame of the unit and the other door and are the cams and hinges well lubricated. Side by sides tend to wear door cams where the other types do not wear as fast.
You would be amazed at how many problems you can avoid just by understanding leveling and checking your doors once in a while.
I am sure this will help someone.
Posted by Gene c on
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