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Every time the top frig door is closed the bottom freezer door opens sometimes only 10 or 15mm so that the alarm does not detonate. The reverse also happens, ie top door opens when the bottom door is closed with only reasonable force. The seals appear tight and flexible with no gaps and the frig and freezer work fine for as long as the doors are closed! The frig is in excellent conditions - no dents etc. It is mounted fairly level, probably slightly tilted to the back a degree or two.

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There is an air duct that connects the fridge to the freezer. When the opposite door is closed air is trapped and forced out the other door pushing it open.
The door seals contain a magnetic strip that hold the door to the fridge, these magnetic strips have lost their strength, to test this use a shhet of paper. Open the door, place the sheet of paper across where the door closes, shut the door, then slide the paper out. If the paper comes out without any resistance then the door seal needs to be replaced.

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