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Door frame is no longer square. Binds at the top and shows a gap at the bottom. Needed to double up on the strike plated to get it to close. Is there a way to shim it, or do I need to rebuild the whole frame?

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This is not a refrigerator problem BUT, you must insert a tool like a drift punch into one of the holes on the top of the hinge and rotate it away from the door position then reposition the holding pin to prevent it from recoiling.

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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.

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Apply a small strip of soft foam weatherstripping tape to the frame in the area of the gap.  You may have to taper the ends slightly to match the gasket profile or the foam tape will force the gasket open for a greater length.

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The Door on my SMEG Retro Fridge keeps opening on its own accord ? There's nothing inside poushing up against it so why does this keep happening ?

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