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Offline Cattery10

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GE Side By Side
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:23:07 PM »
The freezer door does not stay closed.  I have checked and checked for obstructions but can find none.  Could the magnet have gone bad?  At least that is how I think the door stays closed, by magnet in the door seal?

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Re: GE Side By Side
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 02:41:41 PM »
I have never seen a magnet go bad in a door seal. Most of the time something is in the way or the hinges may need to be adjusted.

I once drove 45 miles one way to push a crisper drawer in about 1/2 inch because it was keeping the refrigerator door from closing.

I even told them on the phone that was probably all that was wrong. :)

This may not be your case, but it's what I have experienced over the years.

To adjust the door hinges simply loosen up the screws that hold the hinges in place. Then hold the door were you want it to be and tighten the hinge screws back down.
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Re: GE Side By Side
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 03:36:41 PM »
You are a genius!!

That worked.  And believe it or not, I actually own that weird bit (star bit?) that was needed to unscrew the hinges.  Don't think I have ever had a need for one before.     

Whoo Hooo!

Thanks!

Christa

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Re: GE Side By Side
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 04:07:34 PM »
Glad you got it fixed!  O0
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Re: GE Side By Side
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 04:26:00 PM »
The star screwdriver or star bit is also called the Torx screwdriver or bit.  Cellphone is another common place that uses Torx screws. 

 

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