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Top door will not close by itself on fridge

The fridge leans to the left hand side and we have packed the left rear roller with a wooden packer which is 1cm thick. It fixes the lean and we have tried to adjust the front foot on the left side and it's extended well down and the right side is not so much, and the little adjuster which sits on the right side is well down touching the floor, and the freezer door closes by itself but the main door will not self close anymore. We have been trying to get the fridge level since we came to this house. The model number is EBM5100SA-R. It is 9 years old. Is there anyone in Auckland New Zealand that can help us. The fridge works really well and is in great condition so we don't really want to buy a new one.

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Sounds like the floor of the house.. might be your problem..Try moving the fridge out of its position and build a small flat platform in that place and level it, then place your fridge on top of it..just in case u may need a little final adjustment get those small wooden wedge shims when you get your wood..they sell them at lowes or Most lumber yards....that should take care of the leveling..good luck..good luck

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well the simple solution is wood shims to level it out. Could just be your floor is not quite level. I use the cheap pine shims that you get at the hardware store.

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The leveling jact are on the front. you would want a little lean to the back so if you close the doors and the freezer draw the don't lose their seal

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There is a complete warranty on the machine and cabinet for the first 12 months. The selling dealer should supply you with a free warranty service call.
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