Door does not close tightly against the rubber that enloses the door. If I lift door by the handle it will move close to the rubber, but as soon as I release handle it moves slightly away from gasket? It was purchased in 2000 from Hallocks in West Haven, CT. Amana TX18VC
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Re: Door does not close tightly. If I lift door it
If the hinges aren't too worn, you can sometimes loosen the screws (just loose, don't remove) that hold the hinges to the case of the frig, have someone lift the door by the handle. Have them lift it firmly while you retighten the screws for the door. Your door may fit better and it's a quick fix. If the hinge is getting worn, you can purchase replacement parts. Check at repairclinic.com ...they have a huge selection and the parts can be matched to their photos... great help when making sure they're correct. Best of success on this. K
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One of the things that I do when I install refrigerators & freezers, is to raise the front of the unit about an inch so that it tips towards the back. What I normally do is lift up the front of the refrigerator and stick a screwdriver handle under the front edge and then lower either the legs or the front wheels until they touch the floor and then remove the screwdriver handle. Hope this helps!
Try pressing the door closed while unlocking and releasing. If the door previously has been slammed shut hard or just due to general wear and tear the latching mechanism can become slightly relocated. This means that when the door closes the door is pressing tighter than normal against the door seal. The compressed door seal will put a lot of strain on the latch mechanism and can hinder its retraction when released. By pressing the door closed and therefore removing the strain due to the door seal you might allow the release mechanism enough freedom of movement to retract when released. If having got the door open then immediately adjust/relocate and lubricate the lock/release mechanism such that you achieve a happy medium of the door closing with a weatherproof seal but not so tightly as to put the latch under a lot of strain.
The opener is having a hard time operating the door. It sounds like the door is out of balance. The door should stay all the way up at half down and all the way down. You should be able to raise and lower the door by hand EASILY. The opener is only meant to lift10-15 lbs. Thanks BB
The handle does slide up off of the handle bracket where a screw will be visible . Remove the screws and on the other side of the door , remove the faceplate for the top screw and the plug for the bottom screw . These should pop back in the screw holes from where the handle was . If you do not see a small hex screw close to the top of the handle and bottom , then yes , the handle will pop upwards to remove . Dont try by just lifting , pop upwards with your hand or rubber mallet . Remember , these handles were made to be tight on the doors to last a long time without comeing loose .
If my memory serves me correctly, you should see two posts attached to the refrigerator door right now. The handle slips over these posts and if you look closely there is a little hole in the handle where you would insert a allen key wrench to tighten the little screw against the post protruding from the door itself. With the door handle in your hand, properly match up the correct allen wrench to fit the allen screw very snug. Realign the door handle on the protrucing posts and tighten. Once finished, you should have a tight fitting door handle again. Let us know if we can help further.....Eric