The refrigerator door does not close - it happened this morning - we were surprised, as this never happened before..it seems that the rubber gasket has lost its magnetic attraction...
please could you suggest what needs to be done...
Your suggestions and help will be highly appreciated.
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Re: Door not closing
Usually the gasket does not lose its qualities; I would check along the hinge line, to see if the gasket has pulled loose, and is causing the binding. It can be poked back into place, or glued (only on the door side).
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the motor is suppose to stop when the door opens and turns on when closing the noise could be ice building up and the fun blade rubbing the ice if unit is empty you should leave the unit disconnected so ice melts and noise will go away when reconnecting if no motor replacement is needed.
Either the doors are not closing properly, or the door-light switch is bad. Though I would not be at all surprised that it is a more complicated issue such as a motherboard since it is an LG (low grade) refrigerator.
The lower hinge on each door
may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this
assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not
seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if
it rises up when opened.
Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the
door in place. Put something between the bottom of the doorand the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking
note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.
You will need to replace the gasket. The gasket seems to have failed and that is where the magnet is. You can try to clean the magnet surface and the door surface with rubbing alcohol but you are most likely going to need to replace the gasket
Since the doors on most refrigerators are adjustable, check the alignment of the door by pushing it close to being closed and seeing if the crack still visible is consistent around the three sides not yet in contact with the frame.
These normally don't change much over the life of the unit but you may be able to improve the contact through an adjustment.
Considering that the door does not seem to want to stay closed, check too on the hinge side to see if that part of the gasket is striking the frame too early.
The GE GSL22JFPH refrigerator door gets lower over time. When it gets low enough the light stays on when the door closes. There is a vertical bolt along the hinge line. Push down the hinged plastic "hinge cover" under the door right on the hinge line and you can get a wrench on the bolt to raise the door. I have to do this every 6 months/