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Re: freezer door opens easily
The freezer door has a rubber gasket fitted with magnet beading. In case the gasket is torn or the magnet strip is missing due to continuous use the door does not close. Just replace the gasket and you will see that the door does not open unless you physically open it.
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Re: freezer door opens easily
The problem is that you should always have the front of the fridge/freezer slightly higher than the rear of the unit. This is so the doors will close securely and shut all the way using the weight of the doors themselves to help them close.
Whenever we delivered fridges, we'd always set the front leveling legs/wheels high enough for the doors to close by themselves when opened 90 degrees from the fridge. This is common and sometimes people don't like the look of the fridge being slightly higher in the front than the back, but normally you can't tell unless you put a level on the top. That's the key, the fridge SHOULD NOT be level front to back, but just slightly higher in the front door section so as to allow for easier, more secure closing of the doors.
By the way, this is great if you have kids that tend to only give a slight push to the doors instead of really making sure the fridge is closed.
Another thing to check on the freezer door itself is to make sure that the plastic washers are properly in place at the pivot pins at the bottom corner of the door. There should be a plastic washer on top of the pin and hinge between the door and hinge, if not, then you need to get one to make closing better. The last thing you can do is to remove contents from the door and adjust the top and bottom hinges to better align the door to the freezer. The door should close easily without rubbing against the cabinet section and if it is rubbing/dragging (usually on the bottom) then you'll need to loosen the lower hinge pin assembly and raise it up and move to either left or right (not much play side-to-side) and retighten the bolts and check for proper closing of the door without any restriction.
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This happens because the refrigerators of today are air tight, the fresh food door pushes the air into the cabinet as it closes and the air has no place to go but up the air vent into the freezer and "pops" open the freezer door. First thing is make sure the freezer door is capable of closing properly and is not rubbing or catching anywhere. I sometimes add a washer or 2 to the center hinge under the freezer door so it doesn't rub anything. Put a little Vaseline ( or food grade silicone lubricant ) on the hinge side of the seal. I then raise the front of the refrigerator so that the front of the refrigerator is a little higher than the back of the refrigerator. Never level a fridge with a level. Once you have the door closing properly and front slightly higher than the back...let the fresh food door close from 90 degrees on it's own and the freezer door may "pop" open a little but will close again on it's own...and stay closed once all is set up properly. We see this more often now and have no trouble with the door staying open again after setting up the refrigerator properly.
The problem is damper assembly.In the damper assembly there is a door.This door opens and close with the help of motor.The damper is located between freezer and fridge section.The cold air from freezer section enters to fridge section via this damper door.----------
What repairmen did was proper, but may be that door is not properly got open, it got closed again.Or there is ice got collected between the freezer and freezer section, so this is not letting the cool air to pass from freezer to fridge.-----------
This damper assembly needs to be replaced.Actually this door functions correctly with motor.He open the damper door manually and thought, the cool air will enter the fridge section non stop, but that door is again got closed, by some how.---------
You will have to get the damper assembly part replaced, to get the air flow work properly.------- As the repair man has already ordered the part, otherwise you can get this parts from online sites like www.repairclinic.com or from sears parts direct site.--------
Getting the damper door assembly, replaced will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Good day, All cooling comes from the freezer compartment. There is a supply vent connecting the top of the freezer to supply some cold air from the freezer thru the opening on the top connecting the freezer compartment to the fridge side. As well there is a second opening or return chute located in the fresh food section on the bottom lower half, that allows air to return the air back to the freezer, completing the air flow cycle.In almost all cases, the return chute going from the fresh food section to the freezer compartment has become blocked. Usually iced up. It will ned to be completely defrosted. Many times, the return chute is difficult to see and in many cases almost impossible to defrost easily. If you can see the blockage, then it can be defrosted with the gentle use of a hair dryer. However, if too difficult to access, you may need to open both doors and leave the machine unplugged for an extended period, usually 12 to 24 hours.
I know it's a pain, but sometimes necessary. Many times, rushing a refrigerator repair is impossible. The reaon it works when you open the doors is, you have given the machine a secondary source of air from the room.
Do you recall if the door opened easier than normal that morning? its possible, but not likely, that the door was open, but its kind of hard to make those frech doors stay open even partially. you may have a bad light switch not shutting light off. is any of the plastic around the light bulb melted?
I have to think its something with the light bulb, since you say it was hot inside. thats a far cry from the not really cold i normally hear from my customers.
some french door fridges use a sort of finger mechanism located at the top outer corner of doors, if this breaks, the doors might not close easily by themselves, or worse, not stay open. without personal inspection, i cant give definitive answer
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.
If you close any refrig door " fast " , the other will pop open . These magnetic door gaskets , are designed for lighter holding power now , than they used to be , due to children getting caught inside . I would suggest lowering the front legs slightly , so that when you let go of the door , it will close slowly on its own .
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.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...