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Freezer door will not shut whilst drawers are in

I have exact the same problem , please can anyone help , when the drawers are in place (in the freezer) the door will not shut but will shut when the drawers are taken out , as the last person said it is like someting is pushing forward , but there is no way to take off the panel in the back of the freezer to have a look behind.

Im desperate for a fix for this , please help

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Do you have an icemaker?  Be sure the ice maker drawer is in all the way.  This means pulling out the drawer and being sure the gears are lined up properly with the crank located in the back of the freezer.  If they are misaligned the drawer sticks out 1/2 inch (even though it feels firmly seated when you push on it) and the result is a freezer door that will not stay shut.  Believe me, this is experience talking.

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