I have a Jenn-Air side-by-side. My date of purchase was Aug. 2004. Since yesterday the fridge side door isn't staying closed after closing. I have to return to the door and push firmly...but I've never had to do this before. The Jenn-Air site mentions I might be having trouble with the door's closer but then doesn't outline what that is, just advises contacting a repair professional. Can you tell me? Can I fix this myself?
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Re: Door closer problem ....door pops open
PJ, as long as you don't have any shelves preventing the door from closing, it probably is the cam that sits on the bottom of the refrigerator door. In order to change it out you will have to remove the entire refer side door. Lay it down and replace the cams on the bottom. I don't have a model number here so I can't give you a part number. You will have to remove the top hinge and the door will lift up and off. Then replace the cams, you will be able to see how they go on when you take the door off. Before anything check to see that the door is aligned ok. You have some adjustmet on the top hinge. You also have some adjustment by raising and lowering the front wheels. You can also try lubing the cam that is on there now....Catriver.
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a couple of problems can cause door problems first open door and check seal for damage [popped off trac or rip-tears]other is hinges worn- bent-loose --if seal is good at top and bottom of door are hinges check for loose if loose tighten -if bushing lookes like a little round washer type is broken or missing replace --needs realignment loosen top hinge and close door and adjust till door is straight and stays closed tighten door hinge done good luck
check yor damper door, it's the little door at the top and or bottom of the fridge insid near the top and or at the bottom behind the crisper drawer when working right they open to let cold air in from the freezer and warm air out. top one cold in, bottom one warm air out.they work on a sensor/relay when the freezer fan goes on they open when cold air is needed.
make sure the fridge is tilted back a little so doors close with a little push by raising the front legs,also put some weight on the door, fill a bottle with water or any kind of heavy thing you want,this will hold the freezer door in place when you shut the fridge door
This is a problem inherent with lots of refrigerators. Side by side or top freezer. The rush of air pops the doors. You might want to adjust the pitch of the box by adjusting the front wheels to a higher level.
hi thanks for the question the freezer is more than likely frosted up now with the door left open the drain hose from freezer is clogged shut down let thaw remove panel at the back of fridge allow 24 hrs to thaw clean out the drain tube re level the fridge so that if the door is left open the door will close by its self raise the front legs to achieve this thanks the appliance doc
That's not uncommon, but the door should swing back shut. The fridge should be level side to side, but tipped back just a little. This will help the doors close. Also some fridges have door closers on the door hinges. They are usually plastic or nylon and can wear flat. If your fridge has these, the doors will lift just a little (maybe 1/16th to 1/8th inch) when it's opened. Usually the fresh food door is bigger and heavier and will wear out closers faster than the freezer door.