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Can't get fridge to level. It is high on the front.

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It could be that the leveling bolts have been damaged and you aren't able to adjust them properly. If that is the case, you can attempt to correct the problem by using a ratcheting wrench to raise/lower them to re-thread them, however this doens't always work.

You may need to put down a piece of plywood at the rear of the fridge to get it more level, but remember that you don't want the fridge to be perfectly level anyway, as having the front slightly higher than the rear of the unit will allow the doors to "auto close" when opened to 90 degrees or less, especially nice when small children are in the house and don't always make sure the door(s) are closed when they're done.

Also most manufacturers design their fridges to be installed with the front just slightly higher than the back to aid in drainage of water produced when the unit goes into the defrost cycle every 8 to 24 hours. Hope this helps.

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