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Refrigiderator door sagging not closing properly

This is a top freezer model. that part is ok bottom refrigerator door is in need of adjustment. it seems to be hitting the inside of the refrigerator and not closing correctly. i have seen videos of other models with a simple screw adjustment by wrench on the bottom of the door but cannot located that on this model it has a screw threads instead of a place to put a wrench thanks!

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Check to see if there is a nylon (white plastic grommet) in the hinge that the post goes into. See if it is worn.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Testimonial: "thanks will check"

  • Brian Coughlan Nov 21, 2013

    The top hinge is adjustable, remove cover losen screws or small bolts, have someone lift the door or do it yourself then tighten quickly before door drops again.

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What is the make and model of your freezer?
Have you checked the hinge is securely fastened?
Has someone leaned on the door and bent a hinge?

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

Testimonial: "Frigidaire FRT21HS6JS0 could have sworn there was a line for that info when i posted hinge is secure there is a curve downward but not sure if that is by intent. would another washer down by the bottom hinge do the trick. do both doors come off when you make the repair?"

  • doug roberts
    doug roberts Nov 21, 2013

    Frigidaire FRT21HS6JS0 could have sworn there was a line for that info when i posted hinge is secure there is a curve downward but not sure if that is by intent. would another washer down by the bottom hinge do the trick. do both doors come off when you make the repair?

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator model 795.77573600

My Kenmore Elite (Model 795.7755 3600), less than two years old, had the same problem. One morning I opened the doors to a hot fridge and burning plastic. The light housing was sizzling hot - much of the unit literally melting away. Another hour or two and it could have been much worse.

Called the 1-800 number listed in the fridge. After about 45 minutes of patient talking, I learned that Sears (or Kenmore) have issued what they refer to as a "flash warranty) on the light fixture kit (Kit # 6871JB1423N) which in effect, for this part only, extends the factory warranty from one year to three years. I may even be able to have a factory tech install the parts. Hope it works out.

Bottom line: if you have this fridge, be very careful and monitor closely. An pursue the part warranty!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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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: Refrigerator Door not closing properly

Hi, No the door is not adjustable like you might think Since it is smaller than the other door any alignment problem is really visible. First do check the bracket to make sure you didn't lose a screw and that the brackets are solid and don't move. The problem is the level of either the refrigerator or the floor. If you have a 3 ft bubble level put in on the top of the refrigerator along the front, NOT on the door. There are feet on the bottom front corners of the refrigerator, you may have to remove the plastic grill to access them but depending on the model and age of your refrigerator it should be attached with clips. The feet screw in and out but with weight they won't move easily so you may have to jack the front a little, remove some stuff or try a crescent wrench. Once the front is level check the front to back, the refrigerator needs to tilt slightly to the rear so the door when partially open will close by itself. Again you didn't give a model so on some the rear feet are not adjustable and some are. I suspect you may have adjustable and the box is not squared up. If after adjusting the front and the entire refrigerator tilts like an uneven table leg then you have to adjust the feet likewise. Use your level diagonally across the top both directions, it should be exactly the same. If you have non adjustable and they are uneven it is the floor and you have to use shims under the low foot. Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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