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Both Doors have weak seal, alarm is going off

When you shut the refrig door the freezer door disengages a bit, it's still sealed but it's not like it was. When you close the freezer door the frig door disengages a bit. The seal I notice is not as strong, it's now very easy to open the door. Prior to this issue it took an a full grip of the handle to open the frig or freezer. a young child couldn't open it that's how sealed the unit was until now. The unit was new in 2003, and completely overhauled in 2003 due to compressor, and circut board issues, it's been working perfectly since 2004. The alarm has gone off today once, and a few weeks ago once. And now when I inspected the unit closer i noticed the difference in the doors. I also made sure there was nothing blocking the unit from closing.

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  • MikiL Jun 15, 2008

    thank you .. I'm going to check the doors, I don't think they are loose

  • MikiL Jun 15, 2008

    The seal looks new, is the magnetic seal magnetized metal inside the vinyl? the vinyl seal looks in excellent condition. Is this a common occurrence? Come to think of it when the doors were working properly, it was like a magnet like locking sound the doors made. Do I need to call service? Or is this something I can replace myself.

  • MikiL Jun 15, 2008

    okay, thanks.. I'll call Viking

  • MikiL Jun 15, 2008

    how do I rate this?? I'm a first time user. Do I hit the Accept button?

  • MikiL Jun 15, 2008

    I could not figure out how to rate the solutions. I clicked the button "accept'.. and the rating was added to one of the techs on Fixya, and my frig problem may or may not be fixed. I didn't intend to not rate both answers. My apologies. Both Techs were excellent responders, and gave me great starting advice. Thank you.

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The magnetic seal around the door lost it's magnetic power.
it needs replacement also.

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PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR ALLIGNMENT

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    MAY BE THE SCREWS HOLDING YOUR DOORS IS LOOSENED UP COMPLETLY ,TIGHTEN THEM TO GET THE DOORS IN THE PROPER POSITION.YOU YOURSELF CAN DO IT . ITS VERY EASY.FEEL FREE FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

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    hemant somaiya Jun 15, 2008

    ITS EASY TO REPLACE BUT STILL ITS PREFARABLE TO CALL TECNICIAN IF U DONT HVE A PROPER KNOWLEDGE ABOUT UR UNIT.

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    NOTHING TO WORRY ,UR DOORS WILL BE FINE AT A VERY VERY NEGLIGIBLE COST

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