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Kenmore SR1087 Freezer Door will not close without lifting

I can't find the replacement part for this model. I'm thinking the bottom hinge is broken and i should purchase another one and repair myself.
Please help. SearsPartsDirect.com don't have the part.

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Http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

check this site out. I have the same problem but I don't have to lift the door to close yet....

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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How to change door opening to other side


Hi Eleanor,
Without a specific model number I can only give general information, but, Kenmore fridges are all about the same, so here we go. Take a close look at your unit. You should observe several small plugs inserted on the side of the doors that don't have the hinges currently mounted. These inserts cover threaded holes that are used to mount the hardware for the hinges. If your fridge has two doors one above the other. remove the top hinge hardware, lift the door up off of the bottom hinge pin. then remove the bottom hardware on the top door. Typically the mounting screws are either phillips head or 1/4" hex head machine screws. You should now see that there is now a threaded hole in the same position on that side as the plug in caps on the other side. remove the caps from the one side and insert them in their respective holes on the other side. the door hinges will attach to the now exposed holes on the side that the plugs were removed from. But not yet. First remove the top hinge hardware on the bottom door, lift the bottom door off of the bottom hinge, and then remove the bottom door hardware relocating the bottom hardware to the other side. Install the bottom door onto the hinge pin of the bottom door hinge. Close the door then install the top hinge on the bottom door. Next install the bottom hinge and hardware for the top door, set the top door on the installed hinge, close the door add install the top door top hinge and hardware next. Same with the door handles. All of this info applies to the doors and the fridge itself.

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How to Reverse Your Refrigerator Door (Most units)


1. Remove the toe grille.
2. Remove top hinge cover if available. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes the re-installation easier. Remove top hinge and lift door off the center hinge pin, and set the door aside.
3. Unscrew the center hinge pin using an adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure that the plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
4. Lift the refrigerator door off of the bottom hinge and set aside.
5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to slide out. Tighten screws.
6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator, remove inside screw and install center hinge.
7. Remove two screws on bottom hinge with 3/8" socket wrench.
8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed from Step 7.
9. Unscrew the bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to other hold in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.
10. Reverse door handles.
11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before starting screws, use an awl to puncture the foam.
12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center hinge pin through center hinge into the top of the door. Close refrigerator door to help align hinge hole.
13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.
14. Remove cabinet and hinge hold plugs and move to opposite side.
15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin (if you have a separate freezer door).
16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of the door while tightening screws to install top hinge.
17. Flip top grille and reinstall.
18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as needed.

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My fridge door is not closing tightly without force


The bottom hinge has spacers. Perhaps a spacer or two have worn out. Remove the bottom hing and see if there are any spacers if not a hardware store could get a couple for you. Install them and this should raise the door hopefully to clear the liner. The only other thing is the hinge pivot is just worn out. This is more complicated to repair

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I have a sears kenmore elite refrigerator. It is a side by side. The doors don't line up when closed. The freezer side is about 1/4" higher. It looks funny when closed.


there are plastic spacers located at the hinge on the bottom of these units, and they break after wear and tear , they are also beveled so they help the door close,, check to see if yours are in good order, if not you'll have to replace them,, to do this you remove the top hinge,, its just a couple of screws that hold the hinge on under the plastic deco cap ,, once you've done that Lift the door off the lower hinge,, install the spacers, and place the top hinge back once the door is reset

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How do i take freezer door off a side by side frig that has water/ice options


usally a quick disconnect block for wireing harness on top freezer hing. There will be a water supply tube going up through bottom freezer hinge with a disconnect union fitting close by usally under refrig behind toe grill. once these are disconnected you can then take top hinge off of main part of refrig. by taking screws off on top of upper freezer hinge. you then should be able to lift door off by lifting up on door and water line should slide up and through the bottom hinge.

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How do i remove the door from a side by side ge fridge , the bottom spacer has broken in half and the door will not close without lifting it.


Don't need to remove door, just get new piece, then block door up remove hinge and replace, just be sure to keep door closed and lighten it up by removing food from it..

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Bottom Door doesn't close right.


heck level of your fridg and check the hinges of the door

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Freezer door not sealing


replace the seals and / or have the hinge adjusted

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Freezer door rubbing


take the freezer door off and put a washer or two on the bottom hinge. sometimes there are extra plastic washers on the top hinge that you can move to the bottom to lift it up.
also check if the hinge is bent or loose, as this may cause the problem.

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Bottom hinge on fridge door broken


Yes, there is supposed to be a plastic bushing/washer under there. Usually 1/8 inch thick. If a dealer is not handy you may cut some out of plastic to put there. Then undo the top hinge, and carefully lift the door off (you might want to empty the shelfs). Put your spacer on the hinge pin, and replace the door and the top hinge.

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