2. Adjusting Cabinet Shelves

Shelf spacing is adjustable to allow for various heights. To reconfigure the height of your shelves, first ensure that all items are cleared off both the shelf being moved and the shelf below it.

Second, remove the clip on doors. This will make it easier to move the shelf.

To do this pull the tab at the back of the hinge towards you and gently pull the door back from the top hinge. While firmly holding the door to ensure that it doesn’t fall, repeat the same step for above. (Figure 1 & 2)

To re-install the door, line up the bar at the front of the hinge with the slots on the hinge plate and gently push on the back of the hinge until the hinge tab snaps into place. (Figure 3)

Third, locate the shelf clips, which are engineered to support the shelves and prevent them from moving either up or down. To bypass the mechanism that holds the shelf in place, you must depress the clips by using either a rounded kitchen knife or the edge of a thin screwdriver. Push the tip of the knife/screwdriver between the shelf and the portion of the clip located above it at a 45-degree angle (Figure 1).

While this is being done, use the heel of your hand to bump the shelf up with enough force to pop it free from the clip. Repeat for each clip securing a shelf. After the shelf has been dislodged, twist the empty clips out of their holes and into the new location where you would like them to be.

To reinstall the shelf, place it on top of the vertically aligned clips and push down on it until it snaps into place. Make sure that the top retainer portion of each clip is hooked over top of the shelf.

Note: Three-door cabinets or cabinets with a vertical divider between the doors will have an additional shelf chip behind each shelf.

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