- Remove any coverings on the top or bottom of the refrigerator's hinge. These pieces are often plastic and usually snap on an off.
- Open the refrigerator's door and place the level along the top. Examine the bubble in the middle of the level's horizontal tube. Skip to Step 4 if the bubble stays between the two lines on the tube. If not, continue to Step 3.
- Use a nut driver to loosen the bolt at the top of the door's hinge, then loosen the bolt on the bottom with the properly sized socket wrench. Slowly move the door on the hinge until the bubble in the level's horizontal tube is completely between the two lines. Tighten the bolts on either end of the hinge starting with the bottom and being careful not to allow the door to move from level.
- Replace the refrigerator's gasket if you have confirmed that the door is level and the seal is still leaking. Peel back the basket along the top and sides of the door and remove the screws holding it in place. Do not remove the bottom half of the gasket.
- Wrap the replacement gasket around the top and upper half of the sides of the door and run screws into the holes behind the gasket. Remove the bottom half of the original gasket and attach the bottom half of the replacement.
Things You Will Need
- Nut driver
- Socket wrench
- Rubber refrigerator gasket (possibly)
- An easy way to test a refrigerator's seal is to shut a piece of paper into the door. If the paper slides easily from the door, the seal most likely needs adjusted.