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Freezer Door Pops open when the Fridge door is closed

Fridgidaire Side by Side model: FPCE24VFW (15+ yrs age)
The freezer door will stay closed, but
Freezer Door Pops open when the Fridge door is opened then closed.

There is nothing inside that would prevent the door from closing.
I have cleaned the magnetic seal and door facing where the seal meets the cabinet with soap and water.
There are no "gaps" or wrinkles between the seal and cabinet.
I have confirmed that the unit is level front to back and side to side.
This problem has occcured overnight.
Should I replace the door seal or is there something else i should do (short of buying a new one)?

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tborn6
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your house may be settling and now the refrigerator needs to be tiloted back slightly. take run the adjusters on the front in a little until the doo closes by it self.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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its air pressure between the wo doors that cause it to open the freezer door.take some soapy water and clean the sels aroundboth doors to see itf thet dosent help use dish soap and a little water to clean the seals with it should stop it

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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you may have a big problem not sopose have the door open so long better you call service

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

Controlfrk
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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

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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check the cam gear on the bottom hinge they can break if to much use and or weight

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

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