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When i close the freezer or refrigerator doors the refrigerator makes a strange noise. like something is working hard to create a vacuum in order to shut tight???

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Could be just vacuum caused by temp diference if you shut hear noise then try to open quickly but is stuck shut try pushing seal so it breaks from surface. if door opens easy then this is normal on some makes. also be aware if frot free when you close door fan comes on. May be getting noisy bearings.

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