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Jenn-Air Refrigerator door won't shut completely

I have a Jenn Air refrigerator that has the freezer on top and the refrigerator section on bottom. We moved to a different house and the door swing needed to be changed. I moved the handles and the hinges. The refrigerator section seal worked perfectly prior to the change. Now when the door is released to be closed, it stops within 2-inches of the frame to remain open. The door will seal loosely if it is pushed shut. The Freezer door works perfectly, but when it is released to be shut, it causes the refrigerator door to open. Please help. I am jobless, and can't afford a repairman. Thanks.

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Sounds like the evap fan is not running. The fan takes cold air from the freezer to cool the refer compartment. If the freezer is cold the compressor is running. Generally the freezer will stay cold since the cooling coils are there but it must have the fan working to get the air up to the refer area. Pull everything out the freezer and take the back panel off to view the coils and fan, etc. It's a simple easy job to change the fan. If you find the coils are a total block of ice then it's another problem... the defrost cycle isn't working. Sooo... see if the fan is running in the freezer compartment first. See http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Maytag/AA43-57.gif for fan location, item 18 is the fan motor. Let us know what you find out.

Posted on Jan 02, 2007

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Try defrosting ther could be an ice buildup in the channel between the fridge and freezer.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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hi thanks for the question the freezer is more than likely frosted up now with the door left open the drain hose from freezer is clogged shut down let thaw remove panel at the back of fridge allow 24 hrs to thaw clean out the drain tube re level the fridge so that if the door is left open the door will close by its self raise the front legs to achieve this thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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check the damper which provides air flow to the fresh food side

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Warm Fridge Section, Cool freezer section

Problem seems to be solved. I unplugged it for a short time and plugged it back in. I'm guessing it needed to be re-set.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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