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Freezer door won't stay shut

When I shut the refrigerator door, the freezer door pops open. I don't think it is the magnetic seal because I can feel the pull of the magnet when I open the freezer door when it is shut, but it pops open every time I close the frig door. Got the "air break kit" from GE, which is a raised sticker to put in the seal of the fridge. I guess the theory is that when you shut the fridge, the air will escape through the fridge seal rather than being pushed into the freezer, opening the freezer door. It doesn't help at all. Still looking for any help..... Thanks.

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I have the exact same problem - very annoying. The only thing I found to work was to purchase one of those child safety locks. I bought the Kidco Appliance Fridge Lock S330 because it was the only one I could find that automatically relocks after you shut the door. Buy two (or more) at a time because the arm will eventually wear out and break (after several months depending on how often you use it). You can check out the product's details on eBay - that's where I purchased mine. Hope that helps.

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  • 1926T Sep 15, 2011

    The frigidaire unit that l just purchased did the same thing. Any more than a super-gentle closing of the fridge door would pop the freezer open. I made a secondary magnetic latch that mounts to the door hinge bolt holes. lt works excellent and l plan to make them to sell.

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