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Noticable gap between door and frig ,need to bring door up

I have no idea where the cap is for the screw adjustment,if there is one.
How do I lift the door back in to place. The hinges are NOT BENT.
This has me crazy.

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Hi: Some refrigerators had a plastic cam mounted on the bottom hinge to help the door close. The cam can break and be easily swept away. This will cause the door to lower and not close as well as it used to. I've seen GE's do this. Give me more info on the model. and I may be more help. Good luck Jeff

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Hello Joe;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

This was your first time setting the gap between the doors. So, I will share with you the various ways to adjust the doors gap.

1.) On the bottom of some doors there are adjustment screws for pitching the door left or right to set the gap. This was a good design idea, but there is not locking nut to hold the setting. Opening and closing the door will remove the setting. So, if you have these adjust screws, we will forget them.

2.) Lets try this: Adjust the front leveling bolts. Loosen the top of the door hinges. If the gap is smaller at the top, lower the leveling bolt up on the left hand side. Turn the bolt counter clockwise to raise. Pound on the doors to free them to adjust. If the gap is smaller on the bottom, on the right jacking screw, raise the jack bolt by turning the jack bolt clockwise. Once again, pound on the door to free for the adjustment. Then tighten to top door hinges.

3.) OK, This did not set the gap. The gap between the door is different depending on the model. Determine the gap which you would like to set. Using something solid like pieces of wood (do not use cardboard it will crush), loosen the top hinges, evenly space the wedges and tape them to the door. Now tighten the top hinges and remove the wedges.

4.) Ok, This did not set the gap. Look on the bottom of the door at the hinge. You have a matching set of grommets. These grommets interlock when the doors close to keep the doors closed. These are high wear components. The doors rest on these components. One grommet set may be more warn than the other affecting the door gap

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Hello Katiewachter,

I understand that you want to remove the doors from your Kenmore refrigerator. I would be glad to help you with this you will need a few tools to do this here is a list of the tools you will need.

Flat screw driver
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2. Under this cap there will be 2 or three screws and a quick connect of wires. You will want to disconnect the wire connector it should have a lock you push together and then pull apart.
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