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Have whirlpool side by side model #ED5LVAXBOO-open & close freezer door & can not open refrigerator door for about 5 seconds till air "escapes" from top right of refrigerator door.(if you really pull refrigerator door I can then pull the whole unit away from the wall!) Is this normal? - if so, this feature really sucks..

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL BOTTOM FREEZER / DEFROST

why do you want to defrost your freezer?is it not frost free?if so you have a defrost problem,but if you want you can unplugg it and use a hair dryer to defrost it,let me know how you do-mike

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SOURCE: Amana ARB2117BW - Bottom Freezer Door Won't Stay Sealed

This problem was posted in the wrong section. My model didn't have it's own, so its in ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - perhaps you could create a section for it.

As it turns out, I looked more closely at the baskets inside. We had noticed that if the top basket was slid all the way forward when we closed the door that it would close better. So I looked to see if they or the slides were out of alignment. They seemed ok, but then I saw that the way the bottom basket was hanging didn't seem right - it was not quite nestled into it's retainer slot. I took the baskets out and turned the bottom one around. It fit perfectly into it's retainer slot. I then replaced the top one (it was already in correctly) and closed the door. It sealed correctly the first time. I tested it several times after that and it sealed tightly. Closing the top door did not make it unseal as it had done before.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator door won't stay closed

Pull on the gaskets some times they are broken and will take up moore room that when correctly aligned. especially on the side of the door where the hinges are. Inspect thehinges also see of brackets are loose. If the gasket is bunched up on the hinge side try duct taping them down and retry the door. If this corrects problem replace door gaskets. If a plastic grommet is missing in the door it will nolt align correctly and you will be able to pick up on the outer corner of the door and it will wobel and be loose on the hinge. ReplACE THE GROMETS and retest and align as nessary.

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SOURCE: Amana botton freezer buzzing 10 sec, freezer not cooling

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