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Door does not close tightly. If I lift door it

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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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 ...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.

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