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Refridgerator door doesn't close good

The door on the refridge side just all at once doesn't want to close, seems like the magnets not holding. Worked fine until today.

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Hi there check that the door hasn't been pushed open too hard and stressed the hinge area,and if so try carefully tapping the hinges back.hope this helps.

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