Question about LG LRDN20720 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

LG bottom freezer

The freezer door will not stay tightly closed.  When I shut the refrigerator door, the freezer door pops open.  Warranty just over.  Had a repairman replace the left rails, but didn't fix the problem.  Causes frost and a large hydro bill as the freezer tries to stay cold.

Posted by smithersbc on

Ad

1 Answer

Richard Lew

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 489 Answers

Sounds like the refrigerator is sitting lopsided.  Make sure that the front legs are both retracted in the up position.  If it doesn't work, then lower the front leg on the hinge side of the refrigerator.  That will cause the frame to lift the door and it should be able to close properly.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

  • Naftali Haskell Aug 09, 2013

    It appears it isn't sealed as should be. I suppose the profiled frame attached to the door should be replaced.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

LG french door refrigerator does not keep food cold. Left door pops doesn't stay tightly closed.


What do you mean by "pops"? If your problem is the door, then it is possibly leaking out your cold air. It could be the seal or the hinge.

Aug 11, 2014 | LG LRFD22850 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator...

1 Answer

Freezer Door


There is usually some adjustment on the hinges. Your is termed buttbound, the door at the hinges is too close so it makes the door pop open. Take everything out of the inside door shelves if there are any. Slacken the mounting screws a little and pull the door away from the frame, make sure it sites square and tight, and then tighten up the mounting screws. With a freezer, i would also suggest fully defrosting it first.

Mar 15, 2017 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Doors won't stay closed!


Frost in the rear of freezer possibly caused by door staying open.  Door staying open possibly caused by frost buildup on ref door track.  Start by making sure the teeth on the freezer track are clear of ice and frost.  This should allow you to shut the freezer door.  Next check the freezer seal.  If it is not completely sealed it it will build up frost. It is also possible that the frost in the rear of the freezer is from a failure in the defrost cycle as the evap coils are at the back of the freezer. If this is the case your refrigerator is probably getting warmer.  

Oct 25, 2009 | LG (LRBC22522ST) Stainless Steel

1 Answer

Freezer door stays ajar after closing the refrigerator door.


The lower hinge on each door may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if it rises up when opened.

Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

Oct 16, 2009 | GE GTS22KBP Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Bottom freezer popping open on its own


The lower hinge on each door may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if it rises up when opened.

Leave the door shut and let the magnetic gasket hold the door in place. Put something between the bottom of the door and the floor to hold it in case it slips.
Remove the bracket holding the pin and hinge assembly taking note of order of removal of parts. Slide new cams on. You probably need two.

Sep 21, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Frigidaire FRT17G4BW9 doors not staying closed


Adjust the front legs of your refrigerator slightly to raise the refrigerator. and and store items on the freezer door shelves to add weight. This is a problem of pneumatics and a testament to how tight newer refrigerators are. When you close the large refrigerator door it compresses the air in the refrigerator compartment. Both compartments are connected by air passages and thus the pressure change is transferred to the freezer causing the freezer door to pop open.

Raising the front of the refrigerator a tiny bit will help both doors close from the 90 degree point, which is desirable. Adding weight to the shelf will just help the process.

An additional aid in self-closure will be to use vegetable oil on a paper towel to wipe down the hinge side face of both door seals. All these maneuvers should aid in causing the door to stay closed and re-close if it should open slightly. Good Luck

Aug 23, 2009 | Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Bottom freezer door opens when top door is open and then closed


the door pops open because freezer and frig. are connected together via duct. air pressure builds when you swing ref door closed. apply a small amount of vasoline to the surface of the hinge side of both gaskets. this will aid in door closure. also the unit may be not level

Jul 02, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Sub-zero 500 series refrigerator door wont stay closed


If Your Refrigerator's Freezer Door Pops Open When You Close the Fresh Food Door... If a 'top-freezer' refrigerator's freezer door pops open when the larger fresh food door's closed, it's actually a good thing. That tells us the seals are in great shape, sealing well.
Some freezer door 'pop' is unavoidable bc the bottom door's so much larger than the top one and the hydraulic effect of compressing all that air kicks in. The two compartments share the same air via a duct between them, and that compressed air rushes up into the freezer compartment and can 'pop' the door.
To improve the situation, apply a few drops of oil (sewing machine oil or 'three in one' - NOT WD-40) to each freezer door hinge pin. (Even better: if you can, pull the doors and coat the hinge pins with petroleum jelly). This will help the freezer door swing back closed by itself. The freezer door usually stays ajar because it's binding a bit, and that's usually caused by it's swinging 'dry', with no lubrication.
It’s also a good idea to ‘kick’ the habit of letting the refrig door close hard.

Sep 04, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Kenmore - over under


Adjust the feet to raise the front of the frige, which should be higher than the back. Therefore the weight of the door will keep it shut or at least cause it to shut itself if it pops open.

Jul 08, 2008 | Kenmore 62832 / 62834 / 62839 Bottom...

1 Answer

Freezer Door Popping Open


Look at the bottom of the freezer door, there is a little plastic stopper there. It may be worn out or broken. When you close the door this is what holds it there. Start there first.

Sgt 48

Jun 17, 2008 | LG LRSC-26922 Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG LRDN20720 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

383 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

deecee73

Level 1 Expert

8 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Are you a LG Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...