How to Remove or Reset the Door Hinge - Soft Closure Feature
How to Reset the Bottom Door Hinge on a KitchenAid Refrigerator
For your convenience, the refrigerator doors have bottom hinges with door closers. These closers allow the doors to swing fully closed with just a gentle push.
IMPORTANT: So that the closers feature will operate properly, the doors must be removed only when open to a 90° angle to the front of the cabinet. If one or both doors were not at a 90° angle when removed, the bottom door hinge must be reset.
- Lift the door from the bottom hinge pin and place it on a flat surface.
- Using a driver with a #2 square bit, remove the bottom hinge with the bushing from the cabinet.
- Insert the bottom hinge and bushing into the corresponding slot in the bottom of the door.
NOTE: Make sure that the base of the hinge is parallel to the bottom of the door.