I have a GE Profile side by side. When the fridge door swings opens more than 90 degrees, it flies open to a full 180 degrees and crashes into the counter to the right of the fridge. My kids do this all day long and I'm sure its neither good for the fridge or the counter, much less my nerves.
My guess is there is an adjustment to the door that would prevent this, however I cannot find any information on adjusting the door swing in the manual.
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Re: GE Side by Side Fridge Door Adjustment
Most refrigerators do not have anything to prevent the door from opening all the way. To minimize this , adjust the front leveling legs up enough so the door won't stay open by itself. The refrigerator doesn't have to be level, it just should not rock. Most are adjusted this way to let the door shut itself. This should help. If this doesn't work. make a strap with small chain or seat belt type material. Attach from the bottom of the door. Make it just long enough to not let the door open past 90 degrees.
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if you look down at the bottom of the freezer door you'll see a door stop,two 5/16 inch screws hold it in place,the stop on the fridge door must of broke.you can switch it from the freezer to the fridge door for now until you get a new one.part number is WR02X13425 and it's around 5 dollars.give your parts store the model number and they will take care of you,or go here,pick any topic here,put your model number in,to the right of the model it will as model or part number,pick model and click on it and your machine will come up,click on fresh food door,your part is numer 12 and you can order it from sears if you want.let me know how you make out
Check if it is still under warranty - I think that it is usually 2 years.
When in this condition, was the compressor still running ? There was one issue that occurred occasionally on some models - the fridge door has a height adjustment so you can level the 2 doors up. Sometimes, it drops a bit too much, and on models with the fridge door light switch on the top (not the side), it meant that it wasn't turning off the light. Some have 2 lamps (commonly 40W or more each), so you effectively have 80Watts or more of heating running constantly. If your (exact) model has the door switch on the side, this is Unlikely to be the issue.
If the compressor was not running, I could say something like "it might have got stuck in a defrost cycle", but this DOESN'T really fit with the operation of these fridges (no defrost elements in the fridge side). Does this help in any way ??
It is normal operation for ARTICA fans to run continuosly except when the door is open. If the door remains open for 3 minutes the fans will run anyway.
The temperature will vary about 6 -8 degrees from the selected temperature. The temperature will increase during a defrost cycle.
I do not believe you have a problem.
This can happen if the door gasket is not seating properly. If it is deformed you can correct this by pouring boiling water along the deformed area, then closing the door and keeping it closed while the gasket cools and sets. Please check first that it has been correctly installed, there are screws and a bracket behind the gasket. Another problem could be the alignment of the door. It is possible to adjust alignment on the hinges. One other thing is to raise the front "feet" so that the fridge slightly leans backwards.