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LG Refrigerator Leveling Instructions

Installation Refrigerators Last Updated 07/12/2016

Proper leveling of the refrigerator cabinet and the individual door units ensure efficient operation. A level refrigerator prevents air leakage, which may cause frost buildup around the icemaker and freezer fans. If the refrigerator displays the IF or FF error code, leveling the refrigerator is the best remedy. Specific instructions are provided based on the style of refrigerator.


  1. Does your refrigerator have a kick plate (base grill)?



    Yes No
  2. Open the doors of the refrigerator and freezer, remove the screws on top of the kick plate and remove the kick plate.

    Next Step
  3. Please select your type of refrigerator:


    Side by Side Models

    French Door Models

    Top / Bottom Freezer Models
  4. Level the refrigerator by using an 11/32 in. (8-mm) wrench or a flathead screwdriver. Turn the leveling legs counterclockwise to raise them or clockwise to lower them.

    Note: Use a level inside or on top of your refrigerator to verify it is leveled.
    If you are having difficulties with lowering the legs, lightly tilt the refrigerator backwards and place a wooden block under the front edge.





    Next Step
  5. Level the refrigerator by using an 11/32 in. (8-mm) wrench or a flathead screwdriver. Turn the leveling legs counterclockwise to raise them or clockwise to lower them.

    Note: Use a level inside or on top of your refrigerator to verify it is leveled.
    If you are having difficulties with lowering the legs, lightly tilt the refrigerator backwards and place a wooden block under the front edge.





    Next Step
  6. Level the refrigerator by using an 11/32 in. (8-mm) wrench or a flathead screwdriver. Turn the leveling legs counterclockwise to raise them or clockwise to lower them.

    Note: Use a level inside or on top of your refrigerator to verify it is leveled.
    If you are having difficulties with lowering the legs, lightly tilt the refrigerator backwards and place a wooden block under the front edge.



  7. Place a level on top of the doors to determine if the individual doors need leveling.

    Are the doors leveled?

    Yes No
  8. Place a level on top of the doors to determine if the individual doors need leveling.

    Are the doors leveled?

    Yes No
  9. Great! your refrigerator is leveled!

  10. Both the left and right refrigerator doors have an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge, to raise and lower them to align properly. Use the wrench included with the refrigerator to turn the nut in the door hinge to adjust the height.

    Note: You may also use:

    • A 11/32" (8mm) wrench for the Adjustment Hinge Pin
    • A 3/4" (18mm) wrench for the Keeper Nut


  11. Both the left and right refrigerator doors have an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge, to raise and lower them to align properly. Use the wrench included with the refrigerator to turn the nut in the door hinge to adjust the height.

    Note: You may also use:

    • A 11/32" (8mm) wrench for the Adjustment Hinge Pin
    • A 3/4" (18mm) wrench for the Keeper Nut


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