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My Kenmore black mini fridge, door will not stay sealed shut

My Kenmore black mini fridge, is about 8 years old. The door won't stay closed. Any idea why?

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Got too much stuff in it.

Not level or is tilted forward.

Door is warped.

You keep opening it.

Am I getting close?

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