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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Re: Refrigerator door won't stay closed
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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You need to bend the door, if the gap is at the top put your foot between the frig door and the bottom and push the door closed slightly. so you can check it and do a small amount at a time. till tou reach the point that the door closes tight. if the gap is at the bottom put a shoe or something about 4 to 5 inches wide. go for it you can fix this..... saw
The lower hinge on each door
may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this
assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not
seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if
it rises up when opened.
Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the
door in place. Put something between the bottom of the doorand the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking
note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.
Adjust the front legs of your refrigerator slightly to raise the refrigerator. and and store items on the freezer door shelves to add weight. This is a problem of pneumatics and a testament to how tight newer refrigerators are. When you close the large refrigerator door it compresses the air in the refrigerator compartment. Both compartments are connected by air passages and thus the pressure change is transferred to the freezer causing the freezer door to pop open.
Raising the front of the refrigerator a tiny bit will help both doors close from the 90 degree point, which is desirable. Adding weight to the shelf will just help the process.
An additional aid in self-closure will be to use vegetable oil on a paper towel to wipe down the hinge side face of both door seals. All these maneuvers should aid in causing the door to stay closed and re-close if it should open slightly. Good Luck
It shouldn't be pushing the door itself...you see the magnet that is used in the refrigerators are not repulsive.It doesn't get weaken that easily but what you can do is check if there isn't something bulging out of the fridge and pushing the door...take out all the things from inside and then try closing the door again.If door opens up again then definitely you have to look for a new gasket.
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!!! PLEASE RATE THIS. THANX!!
Check the refrigerator for level. Front can be a little higher than the back. Check for products that many be stored that may be holding the door from closing completely. Check the door hinges and make sure they are tight.