How to Adjust Your LG Refrigerator

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It is simple to adjust your LG refrigerator.
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You may need to reset an LG refrigerator's adjustments after it's been newly installed or when you simply need to tweak some existing settings. For example, you may want to adjust your LG refrigerator double door cooling settings or simply change the arrangement of bins or shelves to accommodate the food inside your fridge more easily and efficiently. Most adjustments are simple tasks that one person can handle alone, although you may want to recruit a helper if you're leveling the fridge.

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LG Refrigerator Leveling Adjustment

It's important to level your LG refrigerator so the appliance doesn't vibrate and the doors properly close. (When you open a door at a 45-degree angle, the door should close by itself.) By placing a level on top of the refrigerator, you'll be able to see if it's standing level or not. Adjustment guidelines for LG refrigerators depend on the type of fridge you have, the location of the doors and which side is leaning (for side-to-side models).

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  • Side-by-side models with the freezer side lower than the refrigerator side: Open the refrigerator and freezer doors, and if your fridge has a base grille, remove the screws on the grille. You'll see two leveling feet that you'll adjust by using a flat-head screwdriver to turn the leveling screws. Turn the leveling screw on the left-side leveling foot in a clockwise direction to raise the freezer compartment. You may want to have a helper push back on the top of the refrigerator to take some of the weight off the leveling legs so you'll be more easily able to turn the leveling screw. Place a level on top of the refrigerator to see how much to turn the leveling screw until the appliance stands level.
  • Side-by-side models with the refrigerator side lower than the freezer side: Turn the leveling screw on the right-hand leveling foot in a clockwise direction to raise the refrigerator compartment.
  • French door models: French door refrigerators may have three or four doors depending on the model. LG recommends that users refer to their owner's manual for model-specific leveling instructions. Generally, the leveling process is similar to that in side-by-side models. You'll turn the leveling screws in a clockwise direction to lower the legs or in a counterclockwise direction to raise the legs.
  • Bottom freezer models: For a refrigerator with a bottom-mount freezer, you'll need to adjust the leveling feet so the fridge is leveled from left to right. Open the bottom freezer drawer and remove the grille to access the leveling feet. Turn the leveling screws in a clockwise direction to lower the legs or in a counterclockwise direction to raise the legs. Check the space between the freezer door and the refrigerator door — it should be even. If it's not, have someone hold the freezer door so this space is even while you retighten the hinge bolts at the top.

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Adjusting LG Refrigerator Temperature

Other LG refrigerator problems include not cooling properly. This may mean that temperatures aren't cool enough or are too cool. In this case, adjust the temperature controls to find the sweet spot.

LG recommends adjusting the temperature in small increments instead of making large adjustments at a time. So if the refrigerator section is too warm, set the refrigerator cooling control to the next lower number and check the temperature again in 24 hours. If it's still too warm, set the control to the next lower number, repeating this process until the refrigerator reaches the desired temperature. Use this process to adjust the freezer temperature.

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Adjusting Shelves and Bins

To remove a shelf and reposition it, tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it out. With the front of the shelf tilted up, place the shelf hooks into the shelf slots where you want it; gently lower the front of the shelf until the shelf hooks drop into the shelf slots.

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To remove a door bin, including dairy bins and modular bins, lift it up and pull it straight out toward you. To adjust it to a different position, slide it into the door above a support button and gently push it down until it stops.

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