How are the hinges adjusted on a Kolpak walk-in? Some settling has occurred and the door rubs on the floor. The cooler door is frequently left open. There is a spring loaded closer but the floor rub keeps it from activating.
I have a similar problem. Mine is due to the plastic hardware in the hinge being worn down. The temporary fix has been to disassemble the hinges and pull out the top and bottom "slanted plastic-gravity-activated thingies" These cause the door to close from the action of gravity and the weight of the door. These plug into the hinge on the refrigerator shell and look like a 3/8" hex-key. Once you have removed those inspect them for wear. If your problem is anything like mine, not only has the door started to rub against the floor but the spring-activated door closer seems to be out of alignment too. This is because the plastic on the "slanted plastic-gravity-activated thingies" have worn out and in-as-such with every open and close the door has made a slow and steady journey to being closer to the floor. While you're waiting for a Kolpak rep to get back to you or what-have-you a temporary solution is to find two small nuts of equal size and drop them into each of the holes where your s.p.g.a.t plug in. (Be sure sure that they're small enough to get back out! On my first try I threw in a few small washers that didn't quite fit and it took some growling and maneuvering with needle-nose pliers to get them back out.)
To say nothing of the two-person-job of getting the hinges and screws lined up, you can now reassemble the door and ignore the problem until the s.p.g.a.t. wear down further or your Kolpak rep finally gets back to you...whichever takes longer really (I kid..I kid -- they're alright.)
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Re: Kolpak walk-in hinge adjustment
Loosen the hinges slightly on door and door frame. Shim the door even in the door frame so its not touching on any side. Tighten hinge hardware and see if that helps. If it doesn't you are probably due for some new door hardware.
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You might want to check the bottom of the door and see if its dragging and make adjustments if it is. Also there are plastic cams at the door hinge pin area that are supposed to help the door close. They get worn and may need to be replaced. You can lift the door off of the hinge pins and inspect them. hope this helps and good luck.
1. Remove the toe grille. 2. Remove top hinge cover if available. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes the re-installation easier. Remove top hinge and lift door off the center hinge pin, and set the door aside. 3. Unscrew the center hinge pin using an adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure that the plastic washer stays on hinge pin. 4. Lift the refrigerator door off of the bottom hinge and set aside. 5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to slide out. Tighten screws. 6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator, remove inside screw and install center hinge. 7. Remove two screws on bottom hinge with 3/8" socket wrench. 8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed from Step 7. 9. Unscrew the bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to other hold in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench. 10. Reverse door handles. 11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before starting screws, use an awl to puncture the foam. 12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center hinge pin through center hinge into the top of the door. Close refrigerator door to help align hinge hole. 13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench. 14. Remove cabinet and hinge hold plugs and move to opposite side. 15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin (if you have a separate freezer door). 16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of the door while tightening screws to install top hinge. 17. Flip top grille and reinstall. 18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as needed.
You're going to need to adjust the hinges on your frig and/or freezer doors. Your cost: $zero. There's one hinge at the top of each door & one at the bottom. The hinges at the top are covered by a triangular shaped piece of plastic that pries up easily with a screwdriver or tack puller - remember to put down a thin piece of cardboard (as from a cereal box) to protect the finish on the appliance. These screws take a 5/16ths inch socket. Check the screws holding the top hinges first, since they're easier to get to. If the hinges on either door are loose, you've found the problem - align the doors so the frig door doesn't also pop open the freezer door and you're done. If the hinges at the top of the doors are secure, then your problem is with one (or both) of the hinges at the bottom - probably best to adjust them after emptying the door(s). These hinges also take a 5/16-in tool, but it'll have to be a combination wrench with a flashlight, and you'll have to lay down on the floor to adjust these hinges.
It is possible to adjust the door however you need to be sure that there is no play in the hinges. Open the door and look at the latch and striker (where the latch goes against). If there is wear on either part then the hinges are probably worn. Lift up on the door and check for excessive play. If play is present the hinges should be checked and replaced if necessary. You may be able to adjust the door to the correct position if there is little to no wear in the hinges. The hinge attaching bolts need to be loosened but left snug. A floor jack with padding can be installed under the door for support. Move the door to the desired position and retighten the bolts. It may tke several tries before you get in right. It helps to make the hinges before moving them so that you have a refernce point. Good luck.
If the resistance occurs over a range of motion of the door, look for rubbing on the hinges (I have one out of the box that needed the plate straightened.) If the resistance occurs only at latching, I'm still having the same issue (with no rubbing on counters, latch alignment, etc); so I'll try to find and inspect the stike plate (rumored to be on the dishwasher tub near the bottom).
Hello, Take the cover off the top hinge and then remove the top hinge and the door, the problem may be a worn hinge cam, if it is replace it. If the hinge is loose tighten the bolts. Once the door is off you will see how the lower hinge can be adjusted. Hope this helps! Mike
Adjusting the oven door is best left for a factory trained tech. There is alot involved with getting the hinges and monitor switches working together in harmony. alot of times the bottom grate on the front of the oven rubs on the door and usually gives you the metal on metal sound. the bottom grate just pulls off. Then see if its still rubbing. Be sure that the oven door has all of the screws and they are tight before calling for service. There are 3 screws on the left side and on the right side without them you will have problems.
WARNING: Procedure should be done while
oven is hot. As a result, exercise extreme
caution when adjusting the door.
You probably need new door hinges. Open the door, lift up on the door while watching the hinges, you should not see any movement at the hinge location. If there is play there, replace the hinges. To remove door hinges, place a floor jack under the door for support while u remove hinges. There should be some adjustment at the hinges, and door latch to fine tune the fit and how it closes. Good luck, let me know how u make out.