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Seal around door is not tight. there are no breaks in the seal but the door doesn't seal properly. you have to make sure that you close the door tightly and when you close the freezer door it causes the frig door to open slightly.

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Is this unit new? Is it new to you? Has this problem just developed? I need the history to help you. If it is new, you have a year warranty. All units built today are as air tight as possible. When one door is opened and closed. The other door can pop open. To alleviate this issue the unit's front levelers must be adjusted to tilt the unit back slightly. The door or doors might still pop open but will close by themselves. If I can help you futher, let me know.

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