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Offline iliiinieis

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Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:28:06 PM »
I recently replaced the door closer and cam on my refrigerator. Both halves were destroyed so I replaced them both. Now when I open and close the door it pops loudly when it get to the part where the door sinks down as the two pieces mesh together. Did I install it wrong? I watch a youtube video on my exact refrigerator and I did it just like they did.


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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 09:04:18 PM »
Sounds like the screws are loose. Tighten the screws.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 08:35:07 AM »
Use vaseline on cams and make sure cams line up when door is closed.Meaning that they are seating in the notches when door is closed.If you use the kit make sure you used the right cams as there are numbers on the black cams make sure they match the old ones.Thats why they are so many in the kit it fits different models.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 08:50:13 AM »
Uh oh. I didn't do that. I thought they were all the same. Will take it apart today and check. When I first put it together it did not make the popping noise, it just kind of developed over time. Looks like I get to take it apart again. Will report back.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 08:56:51 AM »
Double check screws like the oldstoveguy said.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 03:32:24 PM »
Use the ones that Physically looks like yours.

Offline iliiinieis

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 07:48:30 AM »
Ok, I might be in a pickle. The old parts were so worn that the numbers and looks could not be discerned. Now, the freezer side is still in tact, will the numbers on that side be the same as the numbers on the fridge side?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 08:27:29 AM »
You should be able to tell which one to use by how the screw fits in the cam that rids will look like yours.Were the screw hole is will be the only  difference.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »
Ah, then it should hopefully be fairly easy. I threw the old parts away days ago so I might still have to pull the freezer door but I will see what happens once I have it apart. Thanks for the fast response.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Closer popping noise
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2013, 04:47:22 PM »
Ok, got it done. As soon as I got the door off I could tell the problem was the bottom piece. The little cutout where the screw sits in it was the wrong size and it was sliding around. You could see the wear on the cam. I guess that part is the cam.

I got the correct part (or the one the screw fit in best) and installed it, lubed it with Vaseline and put it back together. It opens and closes fine now. Hopefully it will be fine now.

Thanks again for all you guys help.

 

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