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Freezer side door opens when large refrgerator door is closed

We have a model msd2454grw side by side refrigerator we bought at LOWE'S. It was purched 11/05/01. When the large refrigerator door is pushed closed the freezer door opens and stays open unless it is noticed that is open and is pushed closed. I have cleaned the perimeter of the freezer door and around the gasket but it still happens. It appears that if the door is held closed by a magnet it has somehow gotten weaker. Please provide a solution as we have alredy lost food because it thawed when we did not notice the freezer door was open when we went on vacation.

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No promblem when you shut one door it forces air to the other side remove the kick plate at the bottom adjust the rollers till the fridge leans back i set them so when you turn loose of the door slightly past the halfway position it shuts its self that way when it pops open it shuts its self

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