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Refrigerator door won't stay closed

My refrigerator door has stopped closing tightly. It's like the magnets aren't working or something. I have checked for any obstruction, cleaned the edges all around, checked the rubber barrier for dirt or obstructions and have found nothing. I have to really push each time I close the door to get a seal and if i open the freezer side, that pops open the refrigerator door. This isn't acceptable as it only takes one time to forget to push extra hard - then several hours later I can throw away the contents of the fridge! Stuff isn't staying very cold either. I turned the temperature to most cold. This is a Whirlpool ED25DQ side by side refrigerator.

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  • jkennedy302 Jun 20, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestions! I tried all that but the thing I noticed was that the bottom grill had dislodged upwards and was causing part of the problem. It now closes without pushing hard but will still pop open when the freezer is opened and closed. I think maybe the gaskets are worn out although there is only one little corner that is worn. I will look into finding replacements. I can see the two doors aren't closing the same. The refrigerator door is sticking out a bit more than the freezer door.

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Pull on the gaskets some times they are broken and will take up moore room that when correctly aligned. especially on the side of the door where the hinges are. Inspect thehinges also see of brackets are loose. If the gasket is bunched up on the hinge side try duct taping them down and retry the door. If this corrects problem replace door gaskets. If a plastic grommet is missing in the door it will nolt align correctly and you will be able to pick up on the outer corner of the door and it will wobel and be loose on the hinge. ReplACE THE GROMETS and retest and align as nessary.

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