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My refidgerator door needs adjusting

When the door is closed, it does not seal all the wy and you cn see light coming through the top of the door

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Adjust by loosening the screws on the top hinge & lifting the door accordingly, tighten when in place. Have a look at the bottom hinge point too, make sure it's not worn or broken.

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take door off and pack bottom hinge with washers. make sure hingebrackets on cabinet are tight. however, door hanging a bit should not really affect sealing. if seal is gapping, one solution is to warm with a hairdryer and pull outwards gently

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Depending upon your model it could either be a sagging door hinge (requires replacement) or the fridge my not be level. If you remove the toe-kick panel there will be a couple of bolts which are used for leveling ( they should be indicated as such or shown in your owners manual). Alternately there may be screw type legs which are used to level your fridge.

The seal should improve once the doors are properly aligned.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana ARB2117BW - Bottom Freezer Door Won't Stay Sealed

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.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid Superba - door needs adjustment

there is two bolts oin the very front of the unit behind the kickplate the oiu can turn clock wise until there is a slight tile toward the back of the unit so that the cams on the doors will have a little bit of gravity to helop them stay shut.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer door not sealing

replace the seals and / or have the hinge adjusted

Posted on May 01, 2009

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