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Hotpoint side by side door problem

The refrigerator side door will not stay closed. it acts as tho something is pushing it open and it stays ajar. gasket appears to be good.

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Check the refrigerator for level. Front can be a little higher than the back. Check for products that many be stored that may be holding the door from closing completely. Check the door hinges and make sure they are tight.

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