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The door on my Sub Zero Model 532 fridge/freezer doesn't close properly. When you think you are pushing it closed, it swings back open.

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  • thomasrj179 Jun 25, 2009

    OK, so where are the magnetic strips located and how can they loose their magnetism. If they are broken/faulty, where do I find new ones and how do I replace them?

  • thomasrj179 Jun 25, 2009

    I found the magnetic strips and took them out. They seem to be working OK, but I don't know how strong the magnetism should be. What is the maximum angle the open door should be closing on it's own. The way it is at the moment, I have to almost completely close the door before the magnets start working. Before, I seem to remember that you just had to lightly push the door shut and it would close on its own.

    Another thought, could it be related to the door hinge?

  • thomasrj179 Jun 25, 2009

    The door opens fine, but when you open it more than say 10% (0%=closed, 90-120%=fully open), it swings open. Whereas before at 10% open, it would close automatically if left. However, when I take the magnetic strips out, the strips will stick to each other metal to metal.

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It seems like the magnetic strips along the door need replacing, make shure there is nothing covering them and they come in contact with the metal of the fridge.

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    Muzzammil Ishfaq Jun 25, 2009

    the magnetic strips are around the inner side of the fridge freezer, have a look if you can remove them, any screws ect Link

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    Muzzammil Ishfaq Jun 25, 2009

    does the door open freely or do you have to apply force once its opened? if not then the hinges are fine, the magnet strip's are designed to close the fridge so if they seem a little weak that's fine, they normally are.

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    Muzzammil Ishfaq Jun 25, 2009

    this could be a combination of problems including the magnetic strip and the door hinge, replacing the door will solve your problem because that would replace the door and magnetic strip however this will be expensive as the replacemnt part will cost 1/2 the price of the fridge, so i recommend you to keep it how it is to test the strength of the closed door simply (carfully) tilt it at a angle and see how strong it is, if it holds you will be shure that it wont open itself at night.

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