All of a sudden the refrigerator door (not freezer) will not shut (Frigidaire). I can swing closed up to about 6 inches to the frame. It's only my 19 year old and she did or I did not hang on it. There is nothing obstructing it. I can force it shut, but bounces open again!! We just went shopping today. I'm going to have to baracade the door to keep it shut! Help!
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the damper vent door between the freezer and refrigerator isn't opening to let cold air into the refrigerator compartment from the freezer side,its in the upper left corner in the refrigerator behind a grille,if its closed you wont feel cold air flowing in from the freezer sometimes you can shine a light in this area and look in the other compartment and if no light then the doors shut and this is why its not cooling the refrigerator
new freezer did the same thing. I contacted the company and they went
into the whole leveling thing. What it has to do with is the magnetic
seal. The magnets are not strong enough to keep the freezer door from
popping open when closing the big fridge
door. They share the same duct. I level my doors on the fridge and
freezer so they swing shut by themselves after opening. Just the force
of the big door when it swung closed cracked open the freezer door about
a quarter of an inch and if left unnoticed created a puddle and made
the fridge run overtime. I solved the problem by placing strong magnets
inside the fold of the magnetic seal at the handle end of the door. This
is the flap on the outside the door seal. I used six magnets on the top
and six on the bottom. The magnets were from discarded Sonicare tooth
brush heads. They are very flat and super strong. You can find something
on ebay. My freezer door doesn't budge problem solved. I did call the
company and told them I solved the problem and they still insisted it
was the leveling. Good luck, Art Knapp
Adjust the front legs of your refrigerator slightly to raise the refrigerator. and and store items on the freezer door shelves to add weight. This is a problem of pneumatics and a testament to how tight newer refrigerators are. When you close the large refrigerator door it compresses the air in the refrigerator compartment. Both compartments are connected by air passages and thus the pressure change is transferred to the freezer causing the freezer door to pop open.
Raising the front of the refrigerator a tiny bit will help both doors close from the 90 degree point, which is desirable. Adding weight to the shelf will just help the process.
An additional aid in self-closure will be to use vegetable oil on a paper towel to wipe down the hinge side face of both door seals. All these maneuvers should aid in causing the door to stay closed and re-close if it should open slightly. Good Luck
Check the bottom of the freezer door at the hinge to see how it is suppose to look and work, assuming the freezer door still works right. Then look at the ref. door and compare.
Sounds like something is broken or damaged. Usually there is a white tefflon washer which is beveled to allow the weight of the door to help it close. Check with an appliance parts store, you may be able to buy just the washer or the whole hinge assembly may come in a package.
If Your Refrigerator's Freezer Door Pops Open When You Close the Fresh Food Door...If a 'top-freezer' refrigerator's freezer door pops open when the larger fresh food door's closed, it's actually a good thing. That tells us the seals are in great shape, sealing well. Some freezer door 'pop' is unavoidable bc the bottom door's so much larger than the top one and the hydraulic effect of compressing all that air kicks in. The two compartments share the same air via a duct between them, and that compressed air rushes up into the freezer compartment and can 'pop' the door. To improve the situation, apply a few drops of oil (sewing machine oil or 'three in one' - NOT WD-40) to each freezer door hinge pin. (Even better: if you can, pull the doors and coat the hinge pins with petroleum jelly). This will help the freezer door swing back closed by itself. The freezer door usually stays ajar because it's binding a bit, and that's usually caused by it's swinging 'dry', with no lubrication. It’s also a good idea to ‘kick’ the habit of letting the refrig door close hard.