why does my fridge door not stay closed

Make sure nothing inside the fridge is pushing the door open. Large plastic bottles are often a culprit here, especially when the fridge is very full. Remove any heavy items stored in the door of the fridge. If the door now works it could be a symptom of some of the problems below. Check the rubber door seal (gasket). This needs to be well attached and smooth all around the edge of the door and frame. If itвs come loose or looks twisted you may be able to move it back into place for the short term, but it should be replaced.


If the door seal looks fine but the door doesnвt lock shut and drifts open, the gasket may have become de-magnetised. You will either need to get the seal re-magnetised or replace it. If the door wonвt fully close something may be obstructing the hinges. Check that no debris is blocking them or that the plastic spacers are not worn or deformed.


Should the door look like itвs not hanging properly the hinges may have come out of alignment or have worn down. These can be adjusted or replaced so the door sits properly again. Check the hinge pins to see if they wobble or move when the door opens and closes. If they do, they may need adjustment or replacing. Check that your appliance is balanced correctly. Use a spirit level and then adjust the feet if it is not level.
It may seem obvious, but 9 times out of 10, the reason your fridge door won t stay closed is something simple like an overpacked refrigerator.


Maybe you have a 12-pack of soda that is sticking out just half an inch. You feel a little resistance when you close the door, but you check and it appears closed. However, you come back later to find the door cracked open. This is a universal experience caused by a small amount of continuous pressure.


For example, large plastic bottles (i. e. milk) might compress when you close the door, but then expand when at rest. Do your best to ensure that your fridge door (and the objects stored there) are not pressing against anything in the main area of the fridge. Err on the side of caution, and if you feel any resistance when closing the door, check carefully for what may be causing it.

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