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Fridge door will not stay shut

When you push the door shut, it is approx 1/2 inch lower then Freezer door. So the magnet is not catching, to keep the door shut. Can't see a way to adjust the door hing to raise up the fridge door. Any suggestions.

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  • dglenn542003 May 26, 2009

    There are not any screws under the cover, just two bolts.

  • dglenn542003 May 27, 2009

    ok, thanks for your help, i think we got it. I really appreciate it.

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Glenn,

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!

SG

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    Tracy Farrell May 26, 2009

    A rose by any other name....

    Yeah, that's them. Loosen 'em up, align the door and tighten 'em up.

    SG


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If tightening the top screws doesn't bring the top of the door back up even with the other door, pop those 3 screws out, lift the door off and add a washer to the bottom hinge pin. Then just make sure the top is level and put those screws back in the top nice and tight again. Nylon washers are best if you have one.

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