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I have a LBC22518ST refrig. The prob is that the seal on the freezer door has stopped being very effective. When closing the top portion, it causes the freezer door to lose its seal and open open slightly. I hadn't noticed until I found freezer items unfrozen. The door doesn't pop open enough to cause the alarm to sound. I bought it 2 years ago.

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Look at the bottom of the freezer door, there is a little plastic stopper there. It may be worn out or broken. When you close the door this is what holds it there. Start there first.

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We solved this problem by replacing the plastic parts on the top & bottom of the door that 'latch' the door closed.

On the top of each door is a white plastic 'cam' that latches into a receiver at the center point of the refrigerator chamber. One of mine was broken.
Additionally, on the bottom edge of each door is a white plastic hook-shaped 'stopper' that provides spring tension. I replaced both of those and now all is happy.

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