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The refrigerator door swings open without resistance and hits the counter behind the door

On a GE TFX26PPDA CC the refrigerator door swings open without resistance and hits the counter behind the door

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Hi, Check the hinge cam and closer kit on the bottom hinge. See if there are any cracks or even part of the cam mising. They have a tendency to wear sown through the years. If this loks like the problem, please let me know and I can get you part #'s for you.

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My GE side by side fridge door swings all the way open and hits my counter next to it. It progressively has gotten worse over time. Is there a "stop" that is bad or just a hinge issue?


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It sounds as if your fridge is leaning forward and the weight opens the door to quick and to far, try to get it level and then it will only open as far as you open it.

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I just purchased a GE profile counter depth french door refrigerator. It seems fine except that the doors (both top and the freezer door) do not swing shut. They have to be pushed to close properly. We...


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Hi LC,

Your fresh food lower door hinge cam assembly has failed and needs to be replaced. Not a big deal to replace, really... but you have to remove the FF door to get to it. <---which is VERY simple to do. But first thing first, right? You'll obviously need the replacement part on hand prior to the repair, so the part number is WR02X10779. You can see what it looks like here (you could also order it here if you don't have a local appliance parts retailer).

OK, now that you have the cam assy., Empty out all the goodies that you have stored in the FF door shelves. Then using a sturdy step stool, remove the upper hinge cover. Below the cover, you'll find three more screws, remove them (just so you know ahead of time... after you remove the last of the 3 screws, the door is no longer "attached" to the frame, so hold on to the door while removing the last one, OK?). Now all ya have to do is lean the door forward (from the top) and lift it off of the lower hinge/cam assembly.

Now that the door is off, all that's left to do is remove the old cam assy., install the new one and rebuild everything! Easy Breezy! You'll be in and out of this job within 20-30 minutes.

Oh yeah... one other thing. When you replace the door and are putting the top hinge back on, put all 3 screws in but don't tighten them yet. You'll need to "level" the door and THEN tighten them. Just lift the fridge door handle 'til the top of the door is level with the Freezer door, tighten the screws while holding the door in this position, deal? Cool.

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Do you have room to pull the fridge out from the wall, maybe just a couple inches? Pulling it out from the wall should give you more door swing without hitting the counter.

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