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My refrigerator door is not staying shut, it seems like the magnetic seal is gone ?

This is a 7 year old side by side Only having trouble with the Refrigerator side, Freezer still seals fine !

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Could be the air pressure created from shutting the refer door is popping open the other one. There are are channels between the two so cool air from the freezer gets to the refer compartment. Try this as a test... s l o w l y close the refer door and see if that keeps the other door from popping open. If that works then it's likely an air channel is frozen up somewhere and you may need to turn the unit off for a day or so to let it thaw out. Moisture from leaking door seals, or doors that were left slightly open overnight can be sucked in and freeze up the air channels. I don't know if you are sort of slamming the door shut or not but the doors need to be shut slowly due to how air tight the new refers are.

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Adjust the front rollers so frig lean toward back and live with the results. From a GE tech

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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.

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SOURCE: Amana ATB1832ARQ Top Freezer Refrigerator - Freezer door not seal

OPEN THE DOOR WIDE . YOU SHOULD SEE THE HINGES THAT SUPPORT THE DOOR. LOOSEN THE SCREWS THAT SUPPORT THE DOOR----JUST LOOSEN , THEN LIFT UP ON THE DOOR AND TIGHTEN THE SCREWS. NOW YOU CAN LET GO OF THE DOOR. I HOPE THAT WORKS FOR YOU . GOOD LUCK.

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SOURCE: Amana side-by-side refrigerator/freezer

raise the front legs/rollers so unit is tipped back slightly.its ok if it opens as long as it closes.

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