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I would check to see if your door gasket is binding somewhere. If it does not, I take some strong tape and tape the door shut tight so that the gasket can form properly. You need to make sure that the gasket does not bind up anywhere on the door. If this is not the problem, than go to the top hinge. There should be 2 or 3 screws under the cover. Loosen those screws and you should be able to manually move the door into place and then tighten the screws back down.I hope I helped.

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