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Freezer door not sealing

I have a Kenmore Elite refrigerator with a pull out/tilt open bottom freezer. The freezer does not make a seal at the top of the freezer door. It doesn't seem to be a faulty seal, but rather the hinges do not close the door tightly. Even if I push the top of the freezer door shut tight, as soon as I let go, the door rests back open slightly which breaks the seal at the top of the freezer door.

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Replace the seals and / or have the hinge adjusted

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