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Door will not shut tight

I cannot get a tight seal on the door

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  • beegfoot Jun 26, 2008

    Talk about timing. I learned of this site in a Wall Street Journal article this morning an hour or so AFTER I had called an appliance repair company to make a visit. Our fridge is about 5 years old, model # ARB 8057C. It's a 'freezer drawer' model vs. a 'freezer door' type. The unit pictured seems to be similar but our fridge is one of the narrower depth models (about 4-5") that fits with the profile of the surrounding cabinets. This problem has been slowly developing for some time but gotten rapidly worse in the past few days. Clearly, the gasket at the bottom of the sliding door is more compressed than the upper, which is where I suspect the air is infiltrating. Massive frost in unit this morning. Why that is, I am not sure but the chief suspects are in order: (a) early failure of gasket due to inherent design problem, (b) misaligned hinge (as suggested here) but I have checked for this problem before, (c) unit not properly leveled (good suggestion, will check). The key to correcting this problem going forward is to figure out why the sliding door is angled away from the mating surface of the unit. My guess is this a typical issue with these units
    -Rich

  • Snuggers1 Dec 01, 2008

    refrig door will not shut completely. It appears the door is too low and the plastic shelving is scrapping against the lower right corner interior plastic.

  • Lil Pip Dec 10, 2008

    The bottom freezer of my refrigerator will not close tightly. The top of the door tilts out and the bottom is pushing in. How do I adjust the door?

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I have A gap in the top left of my seal on my freezer door, I just replaced my seal because I thought that was my problem but it wasn't

  • trophychick Mar 06, 2009

    Refrigerator door (top) has sagged, and there is no adjustment in the hinges. Had it repaired under warranty, but a year later, it's sagging again. Have to really push, and lift, to get the door to seal.

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Could be the following
Fridge not level to floor - adjust or chock untill level
Seal old or deteriated - replace with new seal
Door out of alignment with frame - adjust hinge assembly if possible
Damaged door - Replace
Obstruction from inside fridge- Check and clear if possible

Posted on May 11, 2008

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buddymcl777
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replace the seals and / or have the hinge adjusted

Posted on May 01, 2009

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i would clean all of the door seals with a damp rag, and all of the contact points, also you can adjust the level of the unit a little in the front

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

txinspector
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SOURCE: intergrated fridge door no longer shtting tightly

some refrierators have magnets at the bottom of the door. some times the magnets get moved out of place and the door no longer makes contact with them. try looking for the magnets with a steel screwdriver and inspect to see if they are in the correct place.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

Number5Gayle
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SOURCE: refrigerator side not sealing tightly when shut.

Sounds like you may need a new magnetic seal. It is worth the money to fix it, saving electric and your food items.

Good Luck

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: seal around door is not

Is this unit new? Is it new to you? Has this problem just developed? I need the history to help you. If it is new, you have a year warranty. All units built today are as air tight as possible. When one door is opened and closed. The other door can pop open. To alleviate this issue the unit's front levelers must be adjusted to tilt the unit back slightly. The door or doors might still pop open but will close by themselves. If I can help you futher, let me know.

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