The freezer door won't stay completely shut. If I don't carefully and slowly push the door completely shut, it will open up a couple of millimeters. Whenever I close the refrigerator door, the jarring will cause the freezer door to open up a couple of millimeters. I have made sure than nothing is blocking the door and wiped the gasket clean. The freezer door never seems like it has closed as tightly as the refrigerator side, but not staying closed is a new problem. My best guess is the magnets in the gasket are not strong enough, but that seems a little far fetched. On the other hand, it definitely doesn't stick closed like the other door. Any ideas?
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Re: Freezer Door Won't Stay Shut
OK LOOSEN THE HINGE THAT SUPPORTS THE FREEZER DOOR.IT'S ON TOP AND HAS 3 SCREWS .JUST LOOSEN AND NOT REMOVE THEM.NOW LIFT UP THE DOOR UNTIL IT LINES UP EVEN WITH THE OTHER DOOR.AT THE SAME TIME TIGHTEN ALL 3 SCREWS. YOUR DONE!!! PLEASE RATE THIS. THANX!!
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take defrost the freezer it sounds like ice has builded up behind the door and it sounds like u may need a new door gasket or it didn't get closed all the way. here is something u can try to see if the gasket seals take a dollar bill put in the door frame shut the door if the dollar bill comes out easy the gasket is not sealing
Frost in the rear of freezer possibly caused by door staying open. Door staying open possibly caused by frost buildup on ref door track. Start by making sure the teeth on the freezer track are clear of ice and frost. This should allow you to shut the freezer door. Next check the freezer seal. If it is not completely sealed it it will build up frost. It is also possible that the frost in the rear of the freezer is from a failure in the defrost cycle as the evap coils are at the back of the freezer. If this is the case your refrigerator is probably getting warmer.
The spring is actually a door closure , are the wheels that the bar closure mechanism goes through and attaches to the spring moving freely?
It is entirely possible that a bin in the fridge is keeping the door open.
If Your Refrigerator's Freezer Door Pops Open When You Close the Fresh Food Door...If a 'top-freezer' refrigerator's freezer door pops open when the larger fresh food door's closed, it's actually a good thing. That tells us the seals are in great shape, sealing well. Some freezer door 'pop' is unavoidable bc the bottom door's so much larger than the top one and the hydraulic effect of compressing all that air kicks in. The two compartments share the same air via a duct between them, and that compressed air rushes up into the freezer compartment and can 'pop' the door. To improve the situation, apply a few drops of oil (sewing machine oil or 'three in one' - NOT WD-40) to each freezer door hinge pin. (Even better: if you can, pull the doors and coat the hinge pins with petroleum jelly). This will help the freezer door swing back closed by itself. The freezer door usually stays ajar because it's binding a bit, and that's usually caused by it's swinging 'dry', with no lubrication. It’s also a good idea to ‘kick’ the habit of letting the refrig door close hard.
I have the exact same problem - very annoying. The only thing I found to work was to purchase one of those child safety locks. I bought the Kidco Appliance Fridge Lock S330 because it was the only one I could find that automatically relocks after you shut the door. Buy two (or more) at a time because the arm will eventually wear out and break (after several months depending on how often you use it). You can check out the product's details on eBay - that's where I purchased mine. Hope that helps.
Just a guess, but I would check the gasket on the door. They can go bad or get distorted and bunch up and cause the door to bind and not close properly. Also check that the fridge is leveled properly. Will the door close if pushed? Will it stay closed?