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Door not closing properly.

The door seems to hang a little so that when it's closed it doesn't deactivate the switch for the light, nor does it seal completely. Is there some way to adjust the door so that it closes properly?

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  • Kam Hussain Apr 01, 2007

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Could you please give me a little more detail on removing the door?

    Also I checked how the fridge is seated and it doesn't appear to be level, have tried to resolve this which helped a bit. Is this something that may be contributing to my door not shutting correctly?

    Thanks again.


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    lg lrfd25850st Our doors used to close and seal automatically, now we have be careful to force them closed. What's wrong?



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Take door off and pack bottom hinge with washers. make sure hingebrackets on cabinet are tight. however, door hanging a bit should not really affect sealing. if seal is gapping, one solution is to warm with a hairdryer and pull outwards gently

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