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My refrigerator door does not come up high enough to push in the button when it closes, so the alarm keeps beeping to signal that the door is not shut. I thought if I removed everything from the door, that would make it lighter and it would shut properly. It only worked for a short time. I know if I could raise the door about one eighth of an inch, the door would hit the button and the beeping would stop. Any idea how to raise the door an eigth of an inch...

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You may have one of two problems, you either have too many spacers on the top hinge or not enough spacers on the bottom hinge. With the door on, measure the amout of of distance the door has to come up in order to close properly, say it's 1/4". That being the case, remove door from fridge and install a 1/4" plastic washer over the bottom hinge pin which holds the door in place. It may be necessary to remove a spacer from the top hinge in order for the door to close properly after installing the new bottom spacer, or you may get lucky enough to just take one from the top hinge and put in to the existing hinge spacers on the bottom. Reinstall door and check for proper closure and allignment. Hope this solves the problem.
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Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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There is another sensor in the door that senses how far open the door is. look for this and see if its disconnected or broke

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OK LOOSEN THE HINGE THAT SUPPORTS THE FREEZER DOOR.IT'S ON TOP AND HAS 3 SCREWS .JUST LOOSEN AND NOT REMOVE THEM.NOW LIFT UP THE DOOR UNTIL IT LINES UP EVEN WITH THE OTHER DOOR.AT THE SAME TIME TIGHTEN ALL 3 SCREWS. YOUR DONE!!!
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Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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SOURCE: FPCE19TR frigidaire refrigerator/freezer door beeping at odd times

Hello delgrandma
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You said, your refrigerator has a sensor for when the door is not closed but lately the beeper goes off at various times and the door is shut. Your husband has tried to level up the door and you don't see anything keeping the door from shutting securely. The beeper even goes off in the middle of the night.

This sounds like the alarm switch or sensor is malfunctioning.
Do you have a refrigerator thermometer? You can buy one in the hardware store pretty cheap.
If so put it into the fridge and make sure the temperature is steady and not fluctuating.
If it fluctuating this may set off the alarm if it is a sensor that triggers the alarm due to temperature drop..
Rather than a mercury switch will only signal the false door opening if it is faulted, rather than a warm temperature!

How old is the fridge?
Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

Let me know what you decide!

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If Your Refrigerator's Freezer Door Pops Open When You Close the Fresh Food Door... If a 'top-freezer' refrigerator's freezer door pops open when the larger fresh food door's closed, it's actually a good thing. That tells us the seals are in great shape, sealing well.
Some freezer door 'pop' is unavoidable bc the bottom door's so much larger than the top one and the hydraulic effect of compressing all that air kicks in. The two compartments share the same air via a duct between them, and that compressed air rushes up into the freezer compartment and can 'pop' the door.
To improve the situation, apply a few drops of oil (sewing machine oil or 'three in one' - NOT WD-40) to each freezer door hinge pin. (Even better: if you can, pull the doors and coat the hinge pins with petroleum jelly). This will help the freezer door swing back closed by itself. The freezer door usually stays ajar because it's binding a bit, and that's usually caused by it's swinging 'dry', with no lubrication.
It’s also a good idea to ‘kick’ the habit of letting the refrig door close hard.

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SOURCE: kitchen aid open door sensor alarm keeps going off door is closed

Open door and turn power off then on twice. Then press the Overtemp reset.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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