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Amana ARB2117BW - Bottom Freezer Door Won't Stay Sealed

The seal around the top of the freezer door pulls away about 1/4" after closing it - enough for the light to come on. If we close it carefully it's ok, but even then after a while it comes open. Also, closing the top fridge door will sometimes make the bottom one come open too.

Model is a top fridge with bottom slide out freezer compartment.

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This problem was posted in the wrong section. My model didn't have it's own, so its in ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - perhaps you could create a section for it.

As it turns out, I looked more closely at the baskets inside. We had noticed that if the top basket was slid all the way forward when we closed the door that it would close better. So I looked to see if they or the slides were out of alignment. They seemed ok, but then I saw that the way the bottom basket was hanging didn't seem right - it was not quite nestled into it's retainer slot. I took the baskets out and turned the bottom one around. It fit perfectly into it's retainer slot. I then replaced the top one (it was already in correctly) and closed the door. It sealed correctly the first time. I tested it several times after that and it sealed tightly. Closing the top door did not make it unseal as it had done before.

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