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Freezer doors opens slitghly every time we open the fridge. The suction for the freezer seems too low to keep it closed firmly.

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Hi thanks for the question. tilt the fridge back . Unscrew the legs, so that the fridge is now higher . this will make the doors heavier . and will close better . thanks the appliance doc

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