Refrigerator - How to Level

Many GE refrigerators have rollers, which enable you to move your refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning. They are located behind the bottom grille.

Some rollers are adjustable and should be set so that they provide proper leveling of your refrigerator. The refrigerator should also be firmly positioned on the floor and the front is raised just enough that the doors close on their own when opened less than 90 degrees. (At 90 degrees or more, the door will remain still or swing open.)

For models with non-adjustable rollers, the front leveling legs are adjustable. When "2 Point Front Adjustable" is listed in the features, it means the front 2 legs or rollers can be adjusted.

For adjustable rollers:

  1. To remove the grille, grab each side and pull straight forward. Some models have screws that need to be removed.
  2. To adjust the roller leg adjusting screw, turn it clockwise to raise, counter-clockwise to lower. Use an adjustable wrench (3/8 inch bolt) or pliers.
  3. The front of the refrigerator should be 1/4 inch higher than the rear. This should be measured using a level.
  4. Replace the grille.

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For units with leveling legs:

  1. Remove the base grille. Some model have screws holding the grille in place, remove screws. Some models have clips that snap out when the grille is pulled out.
  2. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the slots on the leveling leg and turn clockwise to raise the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it.
  3. The front of the refrigerator should be 1/4 inch higher than the rear. This should be measured using a level.
  4. Replace the grille.