How to Align Side-by-Side Refrigerator Doors

Door alignment or adjustment can be done on all 2001 and newer side-by-side model refrigerators. This is part of the refrigerator installation and is not covered under the warranty. All units are shipped with the doors level.

If the doors are uneven on a Side-by-Side model, use the bottom hinges to align following the below instructions:

  1. Locate the adjusting screws found on the underside of the bottom corner of the refrigerator door.
  2. Using a 5/16” or 7/16” wrench, turn the door adjusting screw to the right to raise the door, to the left to lower it. (A nylon plug, imbedded in the threads of the pin, prevents the pin from turning unless a wrench is used.)
  3. After one or two turns of the wrench, open and close the refrigerator door and check the alignment at the top of the doors.
  4. If necessary, please repeat the above steps until the doors are aligned.


You can also get information about aligning the doors in your installation instructions.Download a copy of your Installation Instructions.

View a short video about aligning your side-by-side doors:


For information on Bottom Freezer models, see Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Fresh Food Door Alignment.