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Hi, the fridge door had dropped, so the seal is gaping at the top of the door. how can we fix this?

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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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Hello, Its not that hard to change a gasket..If you peel the gasket to one side underneath you should see the screws holding it in place...remove all the screws and put the new one in place...Once the new gasket is in place it's not going to seal right so here is a tip...get a heat gun or hairdryer and close the door of the freezer...warm gasket up until you see the gaps close..once you see it has a good seal you are all set. Good Luck!!! Mike

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: kelvinator Opal CS 390 F door has dropped down on handle side.

My sister has the same fridge model. We've removed the door and the bottom bracket supporting the hinge had collapsed up inside the door. We're going to cut out a piece of steel (3-4mm thick) and glue it along the bottom of the door in order for the door hinge to insert into something solid. Looks like it's a weak point in the door construction. Pity Kelvinator wouldn't acknowledge the problem and come up with a solution (other than replacing the door at $340 - which is what we were quoted).

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Smeg Fab 32 door problem

The Door on my SMEG Retro Fridge keeps opening on its own accord ? There's nothing inside poushing up against it so why does this keep happening ?

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SOURCE: Fridge door not closing 100% at the top.

Loosen the screws holding the top door hinge. Pull up on the freezer door and hold it while you re-tighten the hinge screws.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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I understand that you would like instructions on how to remove the doors on your fridge. Most common on top mount freezers/fridges you need to start at the top and work your way down.

1. Locate the freezer hinge top part where the door swings.
2. Remove the plastic cover over the henge. (top of the box if covered)
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That is the easiest way to remove the doors on a top mount freezer fridge. Note that when you reinstall the doors you will have to adjust the hinges so that the seals seal properly. The hinges have enough of a grove that you use them to adjust the doors.

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