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Hard shutting door - will come open easy

Feels like something is in the way ? looked carefully and the door is clear of anything- not on the freezer side-it is fine?

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  • dpwas1 Mar 18, 2009

    We removed the door / found that something "inside the door"

    had broken- a spring hidden - no way to get inside to fix it or to repair it. the shaft going into the spring inside the door has two blade type things that held onto the door closer-I went to my bench grinder and removed those "blades" making the shaft round so that it would not hold onto the broken part deep inside-then I put a little faucet grease on - it works fine now, it will not have that litte "pull"

    to help close the door - we are used to remembering to make sure it is closed. Saved me $ at least for now-maybe if the economy gets better we can get it replaced-good luck to everyone.


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Check on the hinge side of the door, often the gasket does not fit properly if the door is not correctly aligned and the gasket ends up bending and preventing the door from closing.

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