Adjust the Doors
Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers – one on the right
and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you
want the doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator's tilt using
the instructions below.
Depending on your model, your refrigerator may have leveling
legs (Style 1) or leveling screws (Style 2). They are part of the
front roller assemblies which are found at the base of the
refrigerator on either side.
1. Turn the leveling legs or leveling screws to the right to raise
that side of the refrigerator or to the left to lower that side. It
may take several turns to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws and
rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
2. Open both doors again and be sure that they close as easily
as you like. If not, tilt the refrigerator slightly more to the rear
by turning both leveling screws to the right. It may take
several more turns, and you should turn both leveling screws
the same amount.
3. Using a level, be sure that the refrigerator is still level side to
side. Readjust if necessary.
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t
make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be
concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, such as the floor, walls, and cabinets, can make the
sounds seem louder. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
■ If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, you will hear
a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the ice
maker for each cycle.
■ Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to keep
your food items at the desired temperatures and to minimize
energy usage. The high efficiency compressor and fans may
cause your refrigerator to run longer than your old one. You
may also hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound from the
compressor or fans adjusting to optimize performance.
■ You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating air through
the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The fan speed
may increase as you open the doors or add warm food.
■ Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
■ Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle
may cause a sizzling sound.
■ As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to
the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
■ Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
■ You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
■ You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit
airflow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in
the illustration, cool air enters through the bottom of the freezer
section and moves up. Most of the air then flows through the
freezer section vents and recirculates under the freezer floor. The
rest of the air enters the refrigerator section through the top vent.
In some models, cool air enters through the backwall of
refrigerator section and moves to the front of the refrigerator and
up into the freezer.
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the vents
are blocked, airflow will be prevented and temperature and
moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To prevent
odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
See the “Refrigerator Features” section for details.