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Freezer door pops open when close fridge

I have an Amana atb1836ar top freezer fridge. The freezer has begun to pop open when I close the fridge. Worse yet, sometimes when I open the freezer door, there is no pull, as if the gasket is not working. This happens soon after opening the fridge as well as hours after opening the fridge. At time of purchase, I bought an extended GE-Zurich warranty. When the A&E warranty service guy paid a visit, he said it was "normal." I don't buy it, especially when the unit did not do this the first three years I owned it. If this is normal, then what a huge energy-waster. If the GE-Zurich Warranty will not fix it, I'll boycott and badmouth both GE and Amana/Maytag.

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There are a few things you could try. Make sure both the gasket and the area around the opening that the gasket rests on are clean dry and not iced over. Make sure your fridge is level. If those do not work you may need a new gasket. One thing is for sure it is Not normal. You could also try contactging a supervisor at A&E and explain what happened. You may have got a repairman who was having a bad day or just plain lazy! Good Luck!

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