You’ll need to realign your pod door if it isn't closing properly and the deadbolt isn’t latching. But other issues—like uneven gaps around the door or a door rubbing against the door frame—also indicate that your pod door isn’t properly aligned.
Realigning your pod door may resolve all of these problems and make sure it’s fully functional. This article will guide you through the door realignment process. You may also want to check out this video on pod leveling for additional help.
- 9/16ths socket wrench
- 5.5 mm hex key (or 7/32” equivalent)
- Light working gloves are recommended as some of the edges are sharp
Step 1: Access the leveling hardware inside your pod.
- Remove the adhesive covers on the beauty panels, and stick them next to the Rotolock holes for now.
- Use your hex key to loosen the Rotolocks. Turn the left lock clockwise, and the right lock counterclockwise.
- Remove the beauty panel by pulling the top of the beauty panel out first, allowing the bottom flange to disengage from the chassis.
- With the beauty panel removed, you will see the heads of the leveling feet (red bolts). One of each pair of bolts at each corner will be visible, while its partner is obscured by the bench frame.
Step 2: Raise the leveling feet until the pod rests on its casters.
- Use your socket wrench to loosen each of the eight bolts (counterclockwise) until they turn easily by hand to raise the leveling feet.
- Continue to raise the bolts another inch to ensure the leveling feet are not in contact with the floor.
Step 3: Lower the leveling feet and make adjustments.
- Turn the bolts clockwise by hand until you’re no longer able to turn them.
- Starting in the front right corner of the pod (closest to the door hinges), turn the inner bolt 2-3 full turns clockwise to lower the foot.
- Test the deadbolt on the door. It should engage without tension or hitting the door frame. If the action is not smooth, turn the bolt clockwise a few more times. Repeat until the deadbolt works smoothly.
- Move to the bolt in the outer channel and turn the bolt the same number of turns as adjusted for the inner bolt.
- Test the deadbolt on the door again. It should engage without tension or hitting the door frame. If the action is not smooth, turn the bolt clockwise a few more times. Repeat until the deadbolt works smoothly.
- Look to see if the two bolts in the back corner of the pod are in contact with the floor. If not, turn the bolt to lower the leveling foot until the pod’s weight is supported.
- Once adjusted, the door should look like this:
Step 4: Test your pod.
- Lock the deadbolt.
- Make sure any gaps around the door are even.
- Check the door to make sure it doesn’t rub against the door jam.
Step 5: Reassemble your pod.
- Once the door is aligned and functioning properly, reinstall the beauty panels underneath the benches. Hook the bottom flange onto the chassis first, then slide the top flange between the chassis and the bench.
- Lock the Rotolocks with your hex key and cover the holes with the adhesive patches.