GE side by side gshl5kgxls refrigerator is tilting. We worked with the front rollers, but manual doesn't say how to adjust the back rollers. One of the back rollers is off of the ground. When we adjust the front ones, it makes our fridge lean and it is very unsightly as it leans. Brand new today. I hope you can help.
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On the cabinet bottom front right near the bottom door hinges you should see the adjusting screw for the front wheels. On most refrigerators only the front can be raised or lowered. Back wheels are usually stationary. Also you don't want the refrigerator level. It should have some tilt or slope front to back (front higher than back). This tilt helps the doors to self close from a 45 degree angle.
Hi Susan ! If you look under the fridge at the front you can see the front two feet at either side. Both of these feet are adjustable, a collar on a threaded PVC foot with normally a straight roller at the bottom. You will need to roll the fridge out a little and using some one to help tilt the fridge back a little to get your hand on to the collar. Some are able to be turned with just your fingers with out tilting the fridge but it is easier with the weight off them. If door self closes the fridge is tilting back, tilting forward the door will stay open. Now by loosening or typically threading the collar anti-clockwise the foot height will reduce and the fridge will become more level and the door will close slower. As you get it just right to your personal liking just wiggle the fridge a little and make sure all the feet are touching the ground. The use of a level and patience can have you set it up just right for you.
I hope this helps as myself being a fridgy like my fridge door a certain way, customers like sometimes know how they like it and there is the way the fridge is ideally installed.
With the doors fully opened, lift up the base grill. Tilt the top of the base grill away from the refrigerator. Set the base grill aside. Attach the 1/2-inch socket to the ratchet. Inspect the arrangement of the bolts located in the area where you removed the base grill. The bolts located to the inside of the door hinges are the leveling bolts. The top bolts adjust the back of the refrigerator, and the bottom bolts adjust the refrigerator's front edge. Adjust the leveling bolts as necessary with the 1/2-inch socket attached to the ratchet. Turn the bolts clockwise to raise the corner or counter-clockwise to lower the corner. If you notice the head of the leveling bolt pushing away from the face of the refrigerator as you loosen the bolt, re-tighten the bolt until the head pulls back flush. Switch to the other corresponding bolt to adjust the level of that side of the refrigerator.
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It is likely that your fridge is tilted left or right, and possibly forward at the same time. Most refrigerator doors will self-close if the fridge is slightly tilted both back and to the handle. The fridge is raised or lowered by adjusting the front feet or rollers.
The problem you'll encounter with a side-by-side fridge is that if you adjust for the right-hand door to self-close, there's a good chance that the left-hand door will want to stay or fully open; if you don't check it while making the adjustments. It can take a little extra time to make sure the adjustments make the front both perfectly level left to right, AND slightly higher in the front than the back.
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there should be two set screws at the top of the rollers . to adjust if I am correct you turn these screws to the left to raise the front. These screws are above the rollers as I said however, if you use a phone book to hold up the front of the fridge it will take pressure off the rollers making their adjustments easier
they are there just look alittel different- remove front grill . look on floor for roller contact. look at the center line of the roller and follow it up ward into the compartment you will see a threaded bolt with a ground head add box end wrench and you can adjust your roller contact with the floor
The refrig does not have to be level, as a matter of fact, they tend to work (doors on most refrig's) if the front is a bit higher than the back. If you pop off the lower grill, you will see that the front rollers have a bolt that runs up through the lower frame. Turning on the end of that bolt with a 3/8 inch wrench will allow adjustment of an inch or so, up or down, depending on where it is at now. Only the front rollers are adjustable this way. Back rollers would have to be shimmed to adjust. Check the door hinges to see if the hinge and corresponding hinge cam riser (WR2X4901) are worn. (these parts raise the door slightly as it is opened, and help close the door as the door drops back down when closing.)