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Freezer door wont seal and stay closed

Ge profile side by side freezer door pops open when the refridgerator door closes, not sealing. will stay closed until you open the fridge side and close it then it loses its seal and opens

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    The problem started (months ago)with the fridge side door not sealing properly - then when the freezer side was shut the fridge side would pop open. CLeaning the seal did not help the situation. The problem then compounded (a week ago) with the fridge side freezing up. And now (today) the freezer side is freezing up with frost. RIght side fridge door won't stay shut. Any information or suggestion would be appreciated. Thnx

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Your pushing air from the fridge part over to the freezer door when you clos it,the only thing i can suggest is make sure that the seal (which is magnetic) is clean and not falling apart,inspect it all around the door,and when closing the door i would close it gently.

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well u need to check the rubber of ur freezer ;s door .some damaging in the rubber is causing the problem.

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