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How to Repair a Sagging Refrigerator Door

Kenneth Crawford

A sagging refrigerator door not only looks bad, but can also run up your electric bill. Inspect the refrigerator before making any adjustments. If the gasket is torn, replace it with a new one. A sagging refrigerator door is often a result of a loose top hinge or a refrigerator that is out of level.

Repairing a sagging refrigerator door requires a few minor adjustments that take only a few minutes.

  1. Place a 4-foot level on top of the refrigerator. Locate the two adjustment screws within the bottom grille.

  2. Turn the both screws counterclockwise one full turn at a time with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Check the levelness and continue making adjustments as necessary.

  3. Pry off the cap that covers the top door hinge with a flat-head screwdriver. Loosen the screws securing the upper hinge to the refrigerator with a nut driver. Do not remove the screws.

  4. Grab the door handle and lift up until the door is even with the top of the refrigerator cabinet. Hold the door in place, and tighten the hinge retaining screws. Place the cap over the hinge, and press down until it locks into place.