How to Adjust and Align Space Saving Sliding Doors on FWE Units

A step-by-step guide on how to get the perfect fit with your space saving sliding doors

In the world of food service the efficiency and reliability of your equipment can make all the difference. At FWEParts, we understand the importance of maintaining your units in top working condition. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you adjust and align your space-saving sliding doors with ease. This article, based on our comprehensive video tutorial “How to Adjust & Align Space Saving Sliding Doors” (linked below), will walk you through the essential steps for door slide adjustment, door adjustment, and gasket adjustment. With these clear, easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll ensure your doors are functioning smoothly and sealing properly, enhancing both performance and longevity. For any additional assistance or inquiries, our dedicated support team is here to help. Reach out to us at 1-615-805-3270 or service@fweparts.com for expert guidance.

Tools Needed

  • Driver Drill with #2 Phillips Bit
  • Socket Wrench with 7/16″ Socket
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • 1/4″ Nut Driver
  • 5/16″ Driver Bit
  • Level


0:00 | Introduction

Door Slide Adjustment

0:20 | Step 1: Locate the sliding mechanism on the side of the unit and remove the three screws securing the cover to the mechanism. Remove the cover and see aside.

0:40 | Step 2: Locate the 16 bolts securing the bearings to the slide, Loosen each just enough so the mechanism can move.

0:51 | Step 3: Align the mechanism properly, starting with the bottom set of bearings, loosening and tightening as needed.

1:03 | Step 4: Continue to adjust while loosening and tightening the top bearings. Once level, tighten down all 16 bolts.

1:19 | Step 5: Test the sliding mechanism for proper operation, ensuring there is minimal sag and binding.

1:29 | Step 6: Once satisfied, reinstall the cover and screws removed in Step 1.

1:38 | Step 7: Test the door for proper sealing and make adjustments if needed. (see Door Adjustment section next). Return unit to service.

Door Adjustment

1:48 | Step 1: Locate the door hinges and remove the hinge covers.

2:02 | Step 2: Loosen all the screws that mount the hinges to both the door and unit.

2:16 | Step 3: Carefully just the door in and out, and side to side, taking note of the door leveling and gaps.

2:27 | Step 4: Retighten screws loosened in Step 2.

2:38 | Step 5 Test door for proper sealing. Repeat Steps 2-4 as needed.

2:45 | Step 6: Once the floor seals properly and is level, reinstall the hinge covers and return the unit to service.

Gasket Adjustment

2:55 | Step 1: Open the door and locate the gasket along the frame of the unit. Check for any wrinkles or cuts in the gasket. Shut the door and check for proper sealing.

3:11 | Step 2: For any gaps found, open the door and adjust the gasket in and out using splines built into the gasket.

3:25 | Step 3: Close the door and check the gasket and sealing again. repeat Step 2 as needed.

3:35 | Step 4: Once the gasket seals properly, return the unit to service.

As we wrap up this guide on adjusting and aligning space-saving sliding doors on FWE units, we hope you found the instructions clear and helpful. At FWEParts, our mission is to ensure your equipment operates seamlessly, enhancing the efficiency of your food service operations. Should you need further assistance with maintenance tasks or have any other questions, our expert team is always ready to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-615-805-3270 or service@fweparts.com for personalized support. We’re committed to your success and are here to provide the guidance you need.

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