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Maytag Appliances

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.

Chest Freezer - Level

  • 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.

Chest Freezer - Location Requirements


  • 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. If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.