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The top to bottom alignment is done by moving the hinges up/down. On many models there may also be plastic spacers on the hinge pins you can use to adjust the height.The closing of the door so it shuts properly and is flush on all 4 sides is done by adjusting the screws that hold the door gasket in place. If you've never done it before it can be a real pain to get it right. Make small adjustments to the screws and if need be grab the door at the center top and center bottom and give it a small tug in opposite directions to get it straight, if you have to. To test if its closing properly, look at the edge of the gasket all around it should be the same distance from the body of the fridge, use a mirror to see the bottom. To test if its sealing properly use a dollar bill. Close the bill in between the gasket and the door in areas all around the door, When you pull on the bill you should feel resistance, if the bill is not held in or pulls out easily the gasket is not sealing properly at that location, you need to adjust the screws to get it aligned better.
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.
If you look at the opposite side of your refrigerator, you'll find one or more plastic covers which can be removed to expose mounting holes. You have to remove the doors from the current mounting position, remove the hinges and transfer them to the other side, install the doors and you're done
Before attempting to adjust the door, you need to check the wear on the hinge pins. Open the door fully and look at the middle of the hinge. See the pin there? Lift up on the latch side of the door as you watch the hinge pin. If you see the hinge moving around the pin or see the pin shifting back and forth then the metal grommet the pin goes through is worn and needs replacing. Motormite makes a replacement pin set that comes with new grommets ( or bushings to some). It's not so hard to change, but it can be a little tricky. Jack up the door to relieve the pressure on the pin.Start with the top pin. Watch the pin as you jack and keep going until the pin is in the middle of the movement range. Tap the old pin out and then inspect the grommet to see if it's worn past the outer edge of the metal. If it is worn past the edge then you'll need to replace that hinge. Otherwise, you can use that old pin to tap out the old grommet, and replace with the new one, then the new pin. slowly release the pressure on the jack and watch the new pin for excessive movement, then do the bottom pin and grommet.. Test door swing and alignment. If the door still hits low on the catch post, loosen those torq bolts after lifting the door slightly and now lift the door the distance it was low plus 1/8 inch. retighten torq bolts and release jack, then retest the door alignment to the catch post. Don't let the door strike the catch post hard - just let it slowly come into contact as you watch for alignment. Repeat procedure until door lines up centered on taht catch post. Good luck!!
first, take a look if there is some loads that protrudes and touches the frzr door,its one cause sometimes why you cant close it well, if there's nothing, door assembly is misaligned. To correct that, you should align the door,loosen the top hinge screw, with this you can see also if you can make an alignment by pulling it back and forth the retighten the lock screw. In side by side refs mostly they use special spacer,there's a band that they call it camriser. It is located at the bottom hinge and attached. if it is already worn out or the cams flattened already you should replace it, you can buy it on nearest supplier or bring the sample.One of the best remedy is to use flat washer that will fit into the hinge pin,it could raise the elevation of the door then you can align it now by adjusting the top hinge pulling it backward to get the correct alignment of the door.Dont forget to unplug the unit before doing this.
Refrigerator Door alignment has long been the bane of homeowners worldwide, so you're not alone. Any time you remove a door on a refrigerator you take it out of alignment. The best solution for reattaching the doors is from the bottom to the top. This way you will have access to all the screws as you assemble. First set the primary bottom pin, be careful to remember adding the non friction white plastic washer on this pin/hinge. How ever many washers you took off, you will have to replace. Also remember that all of the weight of both doors finally rest on this one main pin so it's alignment is most critical. Once this pin has been screwed into place (loosely) you may close the door and concentrate on manually adjusting the door until it is square and aligned with the body. Take special note of the gasket on the hinge side only and be sure that it isn't squashed bent curled or severely mashed as this will defeat proper sealing of the door. IF the gasket is compressed to far you can add spacers to the facing of the bottom and middle hinge to bring it away from the main body of the box itself. If you have lost your spacers you can make new ones easily from coffee can lids. Once the bottom pin is aligned you can loosely attach the middle pin/hinge which controls movement of both the refrigerator door and the freezer door. Now you should be able to open the Fridge door without it binding on the bottom. If so, you should now close the door, realign to the body and tighten these screws. Check once again for free door movement. Now proceed to the freezer and repeat the above procedure, making sure to add the non-friction washers.Align to the box and make sure the gaskets close and float easily then tighten the screws and Viollah! You're done!.
Good day, You will have to remove the freezer door first. Save all bushings and spacers as you go along. Remove the top hinge first, then lift the freezer door off. Next remove the center hinge. You will need to determine what happened to the bottom hinge. It is usually bolted on with either 2 or 3 bolts. As well it has a pin inserted into it that points up. After the bottom bracket is bolted into place properly, with the pin sticking up, you place the main door on the pin,and close the door. The next step is installing the center pin, which is held in with screws as well. Make sure the door is aligned, then.... re-install the freezer door.
The bushings in the hinges are most likely worn out.If the screws,or the slots in the hinge will allow for adjustment,loosen the screws and move the door to desired level,and re tighten the screws.Removing the screws,and removing the door from the hinge,you can set washers on the bottom hinge to raise it up,is what most people do.When you remove the top hinge,with help,remove the door by lifting it straight up.Place two,or three washers on the stud,on the bottom hinge,the replace the door,on the hinge,and the top hinge,back in place.
The door pin bushings are worn out,replacement of the pin and bushings will align the door back up.Some people to get by will loosen the hinge bolts,and put washers behind the hinge between the door and the hinge on the bottom hinge to lift the door up.
Easy... The door alignment adjustment is done at the top hinge. Pull up a step-stool, then remove the hinge cover. Under there you'll see three screws, I think they're 5/16". Loosen these (since your door has dropped, they're probably already loose), then lift up on the door handle to align it with the other door... while keeping the door aligned, tighten the hinge screws (and put alot of torque on 'em to keep 'em from loosening in the future). Now just replace the hinge cover and your done!