Refrig door trays do not stay in place. Door studs too far apart.
Refrigerator door trays fall out due to door studs too far apart. It appears that the plastic door side supports have spread apart, and the tray studs are too short? Any suggestions? Are stud extensions available?
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Re: Refrig door trays do not stay in place. Door studs...
Hi there. Take one of the trays to a hardware store or even a home depot and but a 12 inch piece of clear plastic tubing which fits snuggly over the studs. Cut the pieces just long enough so that the trays snuggly fit into the refrigerator door. This will solve your problem for a few cents compared to a very pricey repair kit from the manufacturer of the refrigerator. good luck.
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Hello, Ok first thing would be to click this link which is the schematic for the refrigerator door http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/M0310568-00001.png if you look at the schematic shown part number 7 would be the upper hnge for the refrigerator door and 24 would be the lower hinge as well as 24 which are the screws that hold the hinge in place. Many times refrigerator door hinges tend to bend over time due to the amount of weight put on a door. In time with heavy loads this tends to bend the hinges or distort them mainly causing uneven sealing and in worser cases such as yours where most likely part of the hinge has broken, a door to fall off the unit. This can also happen due to screws that usually hold the hinge in place either upper or lower not being secured, rounded out screw holes, or missing screws. You basicly need to remove the hinges and the screws that normally hold the door on and inspect the hinges and the hinges securing screws for deformities or damage. If you are unable to locate an issue with either hinge and the screws then turn the door upside down and look at the hole the hinge goes into and assure that the hole is not rounded out or snapped in this area due to someone leaning down on the door itself. If you have any further questions or need any further diagrams as well message me back. I await your reply Thank you, Rick
It can be due to an overflow of the drain tank that is at the rear bottom wherein when the defrost timer works , the frost condenses down to this tank.
It can also be a leak in the pipe line to the tank that causes the water to flow out.
It can be due to condensation within the door side that is flowing out., or even the collection tray leaking over , crust of frost falling out of the tray.
From your description , the control board is bad . This board is located behind the refrig , on the left side at the bottom , inside a white plastic case . Only 2 screws hold this case on , and it snaps apart to reveal the board . It costs about $ 80 and is easily replaceable . Take your complete model number with you so you get the correct part . I determine this due to when the door is opened and the refrig section lights do NOT come on ( the temp control lights also ) , this is a bad board 100% of the time .
At the bottom of the door , there is usually a steel piece which keeps the door from opening too far . Sometimes this piece gets bent or the screw holding part of it falls out , letting it move with the door . You should check the bottom of the freezer door and compare the angle and movement to the refrig door . Also , the adjustment for the door could be too hight , causing it to miss the door stop .
If you close any refrig door " fast " , the other will pop open . These magnetic door gaskets , are designed for lighter holding power now , than they used to be , due to children getting caught inside . I would suggest lowering the front legs slightly , so that when you let go of the door , it will close slowly on its own .
There is a damper door that opens and closes when you move the thermostat. I would bet the door is functioning incorrectly. All the cooling of a refrig comes from the freezer and gets blown into the refrigerator compartment. If that damper door is open too far it will have constant freezer air blowing in....and if it's not open enough obviously the refrig will not get cool. Look at the upper left corner of your refrigerator, the center rear wall of the refrig or just feel around for a vent will cool air blowing out of it......Then take it apart and see if anything is broken.
It is probably frozen in place. The old ice tray bend and spils in the Ice Bin and eventually leaks out that door. Have you changed the ice tray with the update? This might fix your problem. Do you know if the door has illumination for the buttons? Mine doesn't and I think there should be somethng cause it is hard to read the buttons in the dark.
Check to see if refrigerator door is lower than freezer door. If so remove toe panel, (bottom front). Under refrigerator door hinge at bottom right is adjuster for door. Adjust upward so door is even. On some models when door is too low it causes light to stay on some times, raising ref. temps.