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Freezer door opens

When close the refrigerator side the freezer door pops open just enough so there is not a tight seal. Realized this is reason we keep finding freezer door slightly open

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This sounds like an alignment problem. Loosen the hinges slightly and place the door in the closed position and duck tape it in place. Tighten the hinges and check it for seal. Door is heavy by itself so empty it first and work with some help.

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you might lower the front ones to get it level thats the only sloution i can come up with

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SOURCE: freezer side door opens when large refrgerator door is closed

no promblem when you shut one door it forces air to the other side remove the kick plate at the bottom adjust the rollers till the fridge leans back i set them so when you turn loose of the door slightly past the halfway position it shuts its self that way when it pops open it shuts its self

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k i would take say somthing hot or warm that you can melt the ice with (hot water in a contaner) and drag it aacross the ice

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SOURCE: Maytag Plus side-by-side freezer constantly needing to be defrosted

Water is collecting on the bottom of the freezer and freezes then it becomes so much it starts to leak out side the freezer door. get about 1/4" thick. Is there a leak some where? Take about 2 days to form.

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Undo the bolt at the bottom of the fridge side and have someone hold the door level, this happened to mine over time and the doors had just became uneven. Level up both doors by refixing the bolts and see if that helps. It did for me.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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