The left door pops open whenever I close the right door. Does not seem to "stick" tightly. Everything inside is in order and I thing the gaskets are ok. I'm not sure what to look for to correct this problem.
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Re: Door Pops Open
Check the alignment of the doors. their is an adjustment on the top hinge. also the hinges have washers on them that you can adjust the door up and down by moving washers to the hinge under or over the door.
if you already checked this and think
it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. Mike
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There is usually some adjustment on the hinges. Your is termed buttbound, the door at the hinges is too close so it makes the door pop open. Take everything out of the inside door shelves if there are any. Slacken the mounting screws a little and pull the door away from the frame, make sure it sites square and tight, and then tighten up the mounting screws. With a freezer, i would also suggest fully defrosting it first.
that is common, your pushing air back into the other side and that pops the door. First adjust the ref so that the back sits lower than the front. It will have 2 5/16th nuts on the front behind the kickplate. going left will lower the back of the unit. After that get out some vasoline and lube up the flat sides of the door seal, this will help keep the seal moist and it wont pop open as easy
raise the front legs and get some heavy stuff on the door shelves,also wah around the area where the gasket closes onto the frame,there are magnets in the gasket,also check to make sure nothing is hitting the door from the inside,when food is jammed in or the draw is sticking out to far and the door hits it it doesn't seal good and pops open.hope this helps
new freezer did the same thing. I contacted the company and they went
into the whole leveling thing. What it has to do with is the magnetic
seal. The magnets are not strong enough to keep the freezer door from
popping open when closing the big fridge
door. They share the same duct. I level my doors on the fridge and
freezer so they swing shut by themselves after opening. Just the force
of the big door when it swung closed cracked open the freezer door about
a quarter of an inch and if left unnoticed created a puddle and made
the fridge run overtime. I solved the problem by placing strong magnets
inside the fold of the magnetic seal at the handle end of the door. This
is the flap on the outside the door seal. I used six magnets on the top
and six on the bottom. The magnets were from discarded Sonicare tooth
brush heads. They are very flat and super strong. You can find something
on ebay. My freezer door doesn't budge problem solved. I did call the
company and told them I solved the problem and they still insisted it
was the leveling. Good luck, Art Knapp
its a very airtight unit so sometimes the doors popping open when another is closed sort of briskly is normal, or the door has gotten tweaked/bent so its magnetic gasket is not making really good, firm contact with the frame to hold it shut.. the water dripping is (if memory serves me correct) the condensate drain for the unit was prone to sometimes getting clogged, or the pan leaking. you may be able to get a ladder and climb up to the cooling box and see where the water is leaking from and remedy fairly easily. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
If you close any refrig door " fast " , the other will pop open . These magnetic door gaskets , are designed for lighter holding power now , than they used to be , due to children getting caught inside . I would suggest lowering the front legs slightly , so that when you let go of the door , it will close slowly on its own .
Is this a new unit? This is caused by air rushing into the other compartment through a damper control. Most mfr's. install an air check valve at the bottom of both doors that will pop up to let external in, thus alleviating door blow out.
Apply a food grade silicone to the face of the door seals to add tackiness to to the surface. Follow link to purchase.
https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Silicone-Lubricant/WP99003172/1074750. A suitable substitute would be a little Vaseline.
Could be the air pressure created from shutting the refer door is popping open the other one. There are are channels between the two so cool air from the freezer gets to the refer compartment. Try this as a test... s l o w l y close the refer door and see if that keeps the other door from popping open. If that works then it's likely an air channel is frozen up somewhere and you may need to turn the unit off for a day or so to let it thaw out. Moisture from leaking door seals, or doors that were left slightly open overnight can be sucked in and freeze up the air channels. I don't know if you are sort of slamming the door shut or not but the doors need to be shut slowly due to how air tight the new refers are.