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I am trying to replace a broken closer part on my SubZero 511. I have the part 3420690 and have installed it but the door is not closing all the way.

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Door won t stay shut


Hate to say it, but that could be anything. I would start by emptying the fridge, shelves, drawers and all and seeing if it closes. 9 times out of 10 I see something obstructing it. If that doesn't doo it, then the door closer may be bad. They have 2 styles on this unit depending on age. either 2 white plastic cams that can break and "squish" out from between the 2 halves of the bottom hinge, or a closer arm that has lost it's tension and needs to be replaced. That would be rare, but it can happen. I have also seen one instance where the pair of switches at the bottom of the door have gotten so hard to push in, that they hold the door open. push those in by hand and make sure they don't resist too much. The other thing that can cause this is a sagging door. the lower hinge can bend or sag and the whole door droops then doesn't allow it to line up correctly with the box. look for signs of that too. Hope this helps.

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How to remove bottom (freezer) door on my subzero refrigerator/freezer


With the door closed. Remove the cover over the bottom door hinge by removing the two screws holding it in place. This also allows the door closing mechanism to be removed. Rotate the door closer away from the refrigerator and slide straight down. Now open the freezer door. Take a pencil and mark around the hinge on top of the freezer door so you will know where to put the hinge back in place later. Remove the three large hinge screws and two small shipping screws. This will release the door on the top. Rotate the door away to get free from the hinge and pull the entire door straight up.

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Fresh food door will not close/seal


Check to see if one of your door shelves is bigger (sticks out more into the fridge) than the other ones. If it is, theses shelves can cause door closing problems. Try removing the shelf from the door and closing it again. If this shelf is the problem, call subzero at 1800 222 7820 and give them your model and serial number, and they will send you a new standard depth shelf to replace the deeper shelf at no charge, these shelves caused a lot of door closing problems when they came out. Hope this helps!

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Any one can suggest me child proof door closer system?


I think you'd try spring Gate Closer system because they are not heavy as compare to hydraulic door closer system and close the door not forcefully as other door closer system.And it's easy to install. http://www.gateshut.net/about-gate-closer.html

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Ice maker shute clogs and ice builds up inside door of freezer


the baffle (door that opens/closes) not working properly and allowing moisture to enter or a spring on the closer broken or the electrical solniod is failed, try this get some ice open the frzr door and if the door don't close a repair is in order,,,

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Top of refrigerator just inside the fridge door has condensate collecting and eventually dripping onto the floor. I "inherited" this fridge from previous tenant who SWEARS that it is was caused by a...


If the door pops open after you close it, or the door is hard to push closed, the door closing mechanism has probably failed. Make sure you check for the obvious things, such as something sticking out of one of the shelves or orange juice cans rolling around the door shelf area causing the door to bounce back open when the door is slammed.


If you notice any unusual sounds when the door is opening and closing, such as a clicking or grinding sound, your door closer is probably worn.


There are three common types of door closers used in domestic refrigerators and freezers. We list here all three, along with how to access each component in order to change it.


The most common door closers used today are small plastic cams mounted at the bottom of the refrigerator and freezer doors. When you open the door, you cause the door to climb up onto the lower cam. When the door is released, the incline helps the door shut. To view a common door cam kit, <a href=" http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=1035 ">click here</a>. You can see how the upper and lower cams each have a hill and valley that work against each other to make the system work.


In order to change these, remove all food in the door, and remove the upper hinge in order to take the door off. Most hinges have a plastic cover that can be removed by prying up on it to expose the upper hinge screws. Usually, the cams mount with one screw -- one on the bottom hinge and the other on the outer door panel. On some models, the lower cam is riveted onto the lower hinge, and it's easier to purchase the lower hinge complete rather than try to drill out the old rivet.



If the cams you are replacing are for the freezer door that has a water line going through the middle of the cam, you not only have to remove the door but you must also disconnect the water line. Most water lines are fed through a channel in the door panel and clamped into place in the dispenser housing. Or, there may be a quick disconnect fitting behind the kick plate or apron on the unit. Once you've installed the new cams, you may want to put a light coating of lithium or silicone grease on the surfaces where the cams meet.


Another type of door closer is actually part of the upper hinge assembly itself. To view this style of closer <a href=" http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=781123 ">click here</a>.


In order to change this style, pop off the hinge cover, and remove the screws that retain the upper hinge. From there, pry up on the hinge and pull it through the hole in the outer door panel. If the spring is broken and will not come through the hole, remove the inner door panel. This is a big job so you might want to remove the door and lay it on a flat surface. Fold back the door gasket and remove all the screws around the perimeter of the door until you can separate the inner door from the outer door to gain access to the hinge assembly.


A third type of door closer commonly used is one that is internally mounted to the outer door panel, and you must separate the inner and outer door panel to gain access to the closer. To view this type of closer <a href=" http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=616347 ">click here</a>. In this style, the hinge pin actually goes through the closer. The hinge pin has a flat spot on each side of it that meshes with the cams on the closer. To view this style of hinge pin <a href=" http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=641650">click here</a>. On some Sub Zero units, this closer is mounted to the lower portion of the door and removal of the inner door panel is not necessary.

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This product has a Ten year guarantee, return it and get your money back and buy a Dorma TS72 adjustable door closer.

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In need of 2 door closures P/N 1112992 for Kitchenaide or Whirlpool refigerator model KSSS42MBX01 CAN you help find these parts.


Our refrigerator just died because of a failed heat exchange part. We had hoped to repair, but am not succeeding in locating the heat exchange part. If we do not get replacement parts for our Fridge, we could potentially sell parts (eg door closers).
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