There is a bolt that screws through a plate and raises the wheel to level, and mine did that until the bolt stripped it's threads and now I can't move the fridge. That wasn't a problem until I wanted to paint the room, and now I can't move the fridge at all. I tried to screw in a new bolt, but that just turned free. How do I move this thing? I've got hardwood floors I really don't want to scratch! Does anyone have a clue how to do this? Thanks! Betsy
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Re: Front leveling wheel broken-Can't move Fridge
Go to good hardware shop of fridge retailer and there you will get small trolleys that you put the fridge on and then it rolls to where you want it
they come in a pack of 2 and fit under existing feet and rollers
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
You did not post your model number which is located on a label on the inside liner wall of your fresh food section.
First remove the bottom grill or toe plate in front of your refrigerator. This plastic piece is either held on with one screw at each end or pop out clips. If clips pull the plate straight out about 2" from each end. This plate is easier to remove with both doors open.
Refrigerator Leveling Screws: Most refrigerators have two leveling screws in the front, one on each side. These screws are for leveling the refrigerator from rolling on the wheels. Turn these screws counter clockwise.
Refrigerator Wheel Locks: Some refrigerators have a lever bar on the outside of the front wheels to lock the wheels in place.
Refrigerator Independent Wheel adjustment Screws: Some refrigerators have two hex head screws on each side. They raise and lower both the front and back wheels.
Most refrigerators will have a leveling leg or wheel at each ot the front corners. What I usually do is lift the refrigerator up and set a block under the refrigerator and turn the legs or the screw for the wheels until they are at the point I want them and then remove the block. In your case, if you have leveling legs you will want to screw them into the refrigerator to lower the front. If you have wheels you will need a screwdriver or a nut driver and un-screw the bolt to lower the front. You may need to take the trim under the door off to access the bolts if you have wheels in the front. Hope this helps!
Hello Monty, If you can roll the fridge out, you'll likely see the adjustment screws for the rear wheels, (if equipped). If the rear wheels are fixed, as most are, you can put a couple of wooden shims down on the floor where the wheels will be and roll the fridge back into place and then make the leveling adjustments from the front wheels.
If the amount of height adjustment is greater than a half an inch, you can use a solid piece of plywood the width of the fridge and about 4-6" wide and place that at the back. Roll the fridge in until it hits the plywood and tilt the fridge forward about 2 inches and push it back until the rear wheels are on the plywood. You can then, again, level the fridge using the front wheel/leg levelers.
I've found that it's easier to get a good idea of just how much out of level the space is where the fridge is being placed. Then you can make the changes using the best materials for the situation. Shims are fine for small adjustments, while the full width plywood is more consistent and easier to adjust, as the fridge will likley get moved out every 6 months or so, for cleaning of the coils and behind the fridge.
Remember that ideally, you want the front of the fridge just slightly higher than the back, so the doors will close by themselves, when opened almost 90 degrees and released by hand. Gravity should then take over and automatically close the doors, ensuring a good seal to keep the fridge closed and running properly.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Hi: The Kitchenaid refs. us a gravity close along with the magnets in the door seals. Magnets getting weak seals getting old and what you told me you checked can cause this. The easy fix is to raise the front of the fridge by lowering the front wheels. Pull the grill off the front and find the leveling screws (usually labeled.) Raise the front of the fridge until the doors swing shut with a gentle push. Before you replace the grill make sure the fridge dosn't rock side to side as you want it even. This is what they call leveling a fridge. Not cabinet level. Just sturdy. Hope I helped, Jeff
you need to first remove the bottom kick plate. you will notice two 3/8 bolt heads on each side. These are to raise and lower the rollers in the front and rear of the unit. There are also 2 legs in the front that can screw in. These are usually lowered after the unit is installed to keep it from moving.
We had the same problem when our was delivered last week. I spoke to Samsung customer services.
They said the roller in the middle of the front is not meant to be there permanently. It is just a transport roller and should be removed once your fridge freezer is in place.
To remove it:-
- unscrew the two white plastic feet at either side of the front until they touch the floor.
- then place a flat end screwdriver in the slots in the feet and continue to unscrew them. They will start to lift the front of the firdge -freezer up until the front roller no longer touches the floor.
-keep doing this (a little bit each side at a time so the fridge -freezer stays level) until the roller is about 15mm off the floor.
- then get a small flat spanner and remove the two small bolts on the metal plate that holds the roller to the bottom of the fridge-freezer.
Once these bolts are removed the roller and plate will drop to the floor and can be removed.
Then using the screwdriver, screw the feet back in until the point when the front of the fridge-freezer is level with the back.
The whole process shouldn't take you longer than 15 minutes.
I asked Samsung why this isn't included in their instruction manual and they couldn't give me an answer which I thought was poor.
I do wonder how many Samsung RSH1 fridge-freezers are out there with the front roller still attached!!!
If you have the manual.... check under leveling your appliance.
I don't know Kelvinator but most have screws/bolts that can be turned behind the air vent cover at the bottom front of the fridge that will raise or lower the fridge. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
First to adjust the leveler/wheels you will need to remove the front grill/toe plate. On the left and right sides you should see some bolt heads that are about 1/2" hex head. One on the left adjust the rear leveler/wheel and the other on the left adjust the front leveler/wheel. Turn the hexhead clockwise to raise cabinet higher counterclockwise to lower cabinet. The right side is the same.
Now to your noise, it sounds like you may have pushed the cardboard air dam under the condenser and condenser fan motor near the compressor up into the fan blade area. Carefully follow the source of the sound and you will find what is out of its proper position.
I hope I helped, supertechks
The wheels are probably OK, the tech likely lowered the leveling feet in the front to keep it from rolling by accident. Turn the little level legs (the screw up into the fridge) until the weight is back on the roller wheels, then you should be able to move it. A pair of "channel lock" pliers on the rubber feet work the best depending on how much weight is on them.