Straighten a crooked fridge door in less than five minutes. You save money too by stopping cool air leaks around the door.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2005
Loosen the hinge bolts slightly with a wrench.
Straighten the door and retighten the bolts.
A sagging refrigerator or freezer door
doesn't just look bad. It can cause the
door gaskets to seal poorly, and that
means your fridge will work harder to
keep the milk cold. It can also lead to
frost buildup in the freezer. To realign
the door, just pry off the hinge cap and
loosen the hinge screws. Then align the
door with the top of the refrigerator.
Adjust only the top hinge to straighten
an upper door. To realign the lower
door, adjust the middle hinge. Moving
the middle hinge will affect the upper
door, so you may have to adjust the top
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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