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SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE DOORS VERY HARD TO OPEN

The doors on my new Whirlpool side by side are so hard to open that today (we just got it yesterday) the handle broke when I tried to open the freezer. It isn't hard to open every time, just some times. What gives????

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Its because the door seals are new and are working correctly. The pressure difference between the warm outside and the cold inside cause a sort of vaccum and so makes it hard to open. It is usually only after the door has been closed a while that it will be hard to open. put your finger around the edge of the door and shift the seal slightly, this will release the vaccum and let the door open normally. It will get better after a few weeks. I have had 2 whirlpools also and this has been the same on both of mine.

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