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Freezer door has dropped, how do you raise it?

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As there is no adjustment possible to raise the door, the likely culprit is a bent lower door hinge, or a damaged cam riser. Also, I've had calls where the freezer was in the basement, and due to an eneven floor, usually for the purposes of water drainage, this can sometimes cause the freezer cabinet to get out of whack.

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