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Freezer door won't close at top

I just bought this freezer used and it was in a corner so I couldn't see where it closes. After getting it home, we found that the door won't close from about 1/3 of the way up, it doesn't seem to be the seal, more like the door needs to be adjusted or is warped. Any ideas or am I just out my money? This is a Whirlpool upright freezer EEV-162L, 16.1 cu ft, no racks in door. Thank you!

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If you are careful, open the door 90 degrees and place your leg against the bottom corner inside of the open door and your hand at the top corner, then GENTLY push inward. You should be able to feel and see the move or twist. Then close the door to test for proper sealing. Another way to adjust the door is to loosen the screws behind the door seal and twist,but this usually unnecessary if you do the leg trick properly.
Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_34.asp
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Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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