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My maytag side by side model #RSW22EODAM refrigerator door has a

Gap at the bottom left side that allow air in. I had a repairman out and he said that it need some king of shims but he did not have access to them. Can you tell me what to do?

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If all you need are shims, use washers (either plastic or metal) with an interior hole large enough to go over hinge pin to raise door. However, in reading your complaint, I feel as though shims (or washers) may not solve your problem. You may have an issue with the door seal and or door liner. Sometimes a new seal will correct the problem but check for any cracks in the door liner. If cracks are evident, you will need to replace both. Putting a door seal on a cracked liner will NOT help. If you need to replace both, it can get a little costly. Good luck.

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