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Freezer Lffh21f7hwb keeps saying door ajar, not freezing. I unplug it, the plug back in and unit starts running again, later the same pattern again. Door seal is intact, no damage.

Also noticed compressor and light going on/off as I swing the door.

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The sensor for the lights is in the door latch spray some GOOD penetrant in the door latch (WD 40 IS NOT A PENETRATING OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) open and shut the door several times after you let the penetrant soak a bit Liquid wrench, PB Blaster, BG Penetrant, are good
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I had the same problem. Spray WD-40 (with the sprayer extender) into the latch of the doors very liberally. Open and close doors a few times. Should resolve issue.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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take the small black cover off from the pillar side of the switch and use the straw with the wd-40 can and lubricate the switch well.. old ford tech trick

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SOURCE: "Door Ajar" light won't go off. Interior lights staying on.

I sprayed WD40 in the handle opening and moved it up and down a few times and sprayed some in the latch and it went away.

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SOURCE: 2003 Jetta Door ajar light keeps coming on and

You need to replace the door jamb switch. Little button on the door jamb that is pressed in when doors are shut.

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