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6-year-old side-by-side fridge doesn't stay securely closed on fridge side. The magnetic "pull" of the gasket is super-weak. I inspected

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:10 AM
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Default Fridge doesn't stay closed---could it be anything other than magnetic gasket?
Model Number: KSRS25ILSS03   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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6-year-old side-by-side fridge doesn't stay securely closed on fridge side. The magnetic "pull" of the gasket is super-weak. I inspected the gasket--I don't see any cracks or irregularities; it still looks brand new. Just to get out of the way-- there is nothing obstructing the door and the surfaces of the gasket and the metal frame of the fridge are clean. Could this be anything other than the gasket?


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Old 11-30-2009, 08:20 AM
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to add one thing---

Could the hinge be slightly loose and cause the door not to "spring closed"?
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Check the door cams Item 26 in Section 1 and Item 10 in Section 10.

The door rides on the cams so that it is on a down slope of the cams when closed holding it shut.

Check that the gasket is not catching on the hinge side of the door.
A light coat of vaseline/ white grease on the frame here will prevent this.
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