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Freezer Door Following up my previous question asking why the bottom freezer door does not shut properly and stays open a good inch. First, the problem has nothing to do with the fresh food door above (I believe) since it is closed and not touched when the bottom freezer door is closed. When the bottom freezer door is closed in a normal manner, it pops back open immediately as if something is blocking it from closing but there isn't anything. No matter how many times I try, it always pops back open an inch or more. HOWEVER, when the tray in the freezer is pulled back towards the freezer door AND THEN the freezer door is closed gently and slowly (really slow) the freezer door will stay shut. For how long I don't know since this refrigerator is in a tenants house and I'm just starting to work on this problem. So, experts, what do you think? Mikael

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There is usually some adjustment on the hinges. Your is termed buttbound, the door at the hinges is too close so it makes the door pop open. Take everything out of the inside door shelves if there are any. Slacken the mounting screws a little and pull the door away from the frame, make sure it sites square and tight, and then tighten up the mounting screws. With a freezer, i would also suggest fully defrosting it first.

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Could be the air pressure created from shutting the refer door is popping open the other one. There are are channels between the two so cool air from the freezer gets to the refer compartment. Try this as a test... s l o w l y close the refer door and see if that keeps the other door from popping open. If that works then it's likely an air channel is frozen up somewhere and you may need to turn the unit off for a day or so to let it thaw out. Moisture from leaking door seals, or doors that were left slightly open overnight can be sucked in and freeze up the air channels. I don't know if you are sort of slamming the door shut or not but the doors need to be shut slowly due to how air tight the new refers are.

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SOURCE: Freezer Door Won't Stay Shut

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: LG bottom freezer

Sounds like the refrigerator is sitting lopsided.  Make sure that the front legs are both retracted in the up position.  If it doesn't work, then lower the front leg on the hinge side of the refrigerator.  That will cause the frame to lift the door and it should be able to close properly.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore - over under

Adjust the feet to raise the front of the frige, which should be higher than the back. Therefore the weight of the door will keep it shut or at least cause it to shut itself if it pops open.

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This indicates that you do not have good airflow and return airflow between your freezer and refrigerator sections. That is why the pressure from closing one door is causing the other one to pop open.

Check the drain tube on the back of the machine to make sure it is not clogged or blocked with frozen water inside. Also check any return air flow vents inside the unit for clear ice.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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