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The door flap on my KitchenAid French Door fridge isn't springing completely back into place, and it's catching on the other door.

Our KitchenAid fridge has french doors, and on the left door is a flap that snaps out to create a seal when the other door closes. When you open the left door, the flap should snap entirely out of the way so that when the left closes the flap doesn't catch on the right door. Recently the flap has begun to stay slightly open when the left door is opened, and so when we close it, the edge catches on the right door and bangs. I'm told there's a spring at one of the three hinge points but I'm wondering if that's in fact likely to be the issue and, if so, if anyone has some tips for me on how to proceed. Thanks!

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  • Darcy P Aug 30, 2015

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  • richie46 Aug 30, 2015

    Go to appliancepartspros.com for parts and diagrams of all parts for your unit. Pay close attention to the details for the flap assembly and the part responsible for restoring it to place. Then replace or repair the part.

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Locate and adjust the spring responsible for getting that flap into proper place and all will be resolved.

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  • Darcy P Aug 30, 2015

    "Any advice on where to start? just start prying things off?"

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