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Replacing cam and shim

The cams on the bottom of the doors of my refrigerator are shot. i have ordered replacment parts and need assistance in how to remove and replace the cams.

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  • crunch time Jul 01, 2008

    this is very helpful, i will work on it this weekend. many thanks,

  • lou_medina_5 Sep 29, 2008

    I have a Sears Elite model 106.73202300 and the hinge receiver plate on the bottom is pushed up because the plastic base on the door is cracked. This is definitely a design defect and I think I am not being unreasonable to expect that a refrigerator door should last longer than 4 years.

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On the right side door just take off the top hinge (three screws or bolts on the top of refrigerator) and lift the door off of the bottom hinge.
left door is the same but you have to disconnect the water line and electric line that goes to the door. the water line has a coupling behind the kick-plate on the bottom of the refrigerator. the water line then slides up thru the hinge( BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS SHORT LINE COMING OUT OF THE DOOR, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLACE)

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Just go to your local appliance parts house. They will have the shims you will need. Remove the top bracket, open the door slightly, and lift the door off. Install the number of shims necessary, and reinstall.
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This section of this refrigerator door repair guide will walk you though repairing a refrigerator door on a side-by-side refrigerator. On most side-by-side refrigerators there is a cam that lifts the door up when you open the door so that the door has a tendency to fall down and back into place while it is closing. If the refrigerator has a cam and it is working properly, the refrigerator door will rise up when you open it and lower when you close it. If this cam is broken the door will not close properly. A lot of refrigerators have two cams, one screwed on the door and one on the hinge. You may have to replace the entire hinge to replace the lower cam but the cam on the door can always be replaced. You will have to order the cam by model number and can do so on this website AppliancePartsPros.com.



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The lower hinge on each door may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if it rises up when opened.

Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
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Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

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To replace it Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

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Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

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