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Freezer door pops open when fridge door is closed.

Ge profile side by side freezer door pops open when the refridgerator door closes, not sealing. will stay closed until you open the fridge side and close it then it loses its seal and opens close refrig door, freezer door pops open. The seal is fine. how is the air exchanged between the compartments?

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  • Mike Squire May 11, 2010

    Does it ever pop open after it defrosts?

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    Tmik Feb 14, 2019

    This happens a lot when the freezer is FULL. The air in the fridge part has nowhere to go so when that door is opened then closed it pops the freezer door open. Try putting a TINY BIT of VASELINE on the RUBBER SEAL around the door, This will hold the door shut a lot better. If you notice it happens after that you either need to re level the refrigerator OR replace the gasket.

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Well u need to check the rubber of ur freezer ;s door .some damaging in the rubber is causing the problem.

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There should be an air vent in back lower corner if fridge side that may be clogged.

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