Some background info is required. The door has been this way for a long time. My wife broke her ankle years ago and had a motorized wheelchair. She hit the hinge side of the refrigerator door (on the front, not the side) one day and its been out of alignment since then. There is only a small scratch on the door from the impact, no dent so I never thought much about it.
But recently I have had freezing up issues and plugging up of my drain in the freezer. You guys recommended checking the seals and I did but not the bottom. Well, it turns out the bottom of the fridge side has a 1/2 inch gap and does not seal along most of the bottom seal. So, I need to adjust the door.
All screws on the hinges, both recessed and non recessed have been loosened but not removed. I loosened them to try to adjust it before reading the instructions. Yes, I am am that guy. lol. I cannot figure out how to adjust this refrigerator door. The freezer door is fine. The refrigerator is perfectly level and has a slight tilt towards the back to facilitate better door closing as it should. Here are some pics with the screws loosened. With them loosened the top dropped down and touches the freezer door, I expected that. The bottom however sticks out no better or worse than it did before I loosened the screws. What you see on the bottom is exactly what made me decide to fix the doors.
The bottom where the two doors meet each other, the fridge door is sticking out quite a bit before and after screw loosening. At the top they were not even, off by about 1/4 - 3/16" before loosening. With them loose its only worse. So, before I break something, I thought I would check here. My instruction book does not cover this.
Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator:
Man Date: 10/04