How to Level a Kenmore Refrigerator

The Kenmore refrigerator needs to be level when installing the unit. If the refrigerator is not level, water can leak into the fresh food compartment from the defrosting ice maker. Leveling a Kenmore refrigerator is relatively simple process. There are two level adjustment screws on the front of the refrigerator frame. When leveling, ensure that front to back is level as well as side to side.

Step 1

Place a 4-foot level across the top of the refrigerator.

Step 2

Pull the bottom grille away from the refrigerator with your fingers. The bottom grill has two spring tabs that insert into holes in the base frame of the refrigerator. Look for the two adjustment screws on the bottom frame of the refrigerator. Each screw raise or lowers the wheel behind it.

Step 3

Turn the adjustment screw clockwise with a 3/8-inch nut driver to raise the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it. Look at the level on top to determine which way to adjust each screw.

Step 4

Reposition the level to point front to back. Adjust the screws as necessary until the Kenmore refrigerator is completely level.

Step 5

Position the bottom grille spring tabs over the holes in the bottom frame and push until the spring clips engage locking the grille in place.

Kenneth Crawford

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.