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How to Level your Chest Freezer

Does the Freezer wobble or seem unsteady?

  • Check the strength of the floor before installing your freezer.  It should be able to hold the weight of a freezer fully loaded with food. 
  • Level the freezer from side to side and front to back so that the lid will seal properly.

  • Use shims to level the freezer if necessary.
  • Allow at least a 3" (7.5 cm) clearance on both sides of the freezer and 2" (5 cm) between the back of the freezer and the wall. Leave room above the freezer to open the lid.

  • It should not be necessary to remove the lid during installation. If, for any reason, the hinges need adjustment, contact a designated service company.

See "Adjust the Door" or "Location Requirements" in the Use & Care Guide, for additional information. 

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