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We have an Amana side by side. The freezer door

We have an Amana side by side. The freezer door pops open about 1/4", it will not stay tightly closed. There are no obstructions. The closure is magnetic. It is an older model, we cannot find a model number on it and do not have paperwork. Probably bought it at Sears in the 1990's.

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Hi. First of all, finding the model number can be a bit of a challenge. here are the places to look:

  • Inside the refrigerator or freezer, on the upper left or right side wall
  • Behind the lower crisper drawer
  • Behind the lower toe kick-plate
  • On the face frame of the refrigerator body
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