Freezer door keeps popping open


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Old 01-09-08, 07:07 PM
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Freezer door keeps popping open

We have a really basic Kenmore refrigerator in the basement. If we close the refrigerator door, the freezer door sometimes pops open. Can we add some sort of latch or lock to the freezer door so that it stays closed? Can I just screw into the front and sides without damaging anything?

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Old 01-10-08, 11:06 AM
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Put quarters or something under the floor mounts at the front of the freezer so it is tilted back slightly.

If this does not solve the problem, take stuff out of the freezer so that it doesn't push the door open.
 
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Old 01-10-08, 05:46 PM
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Thanks but not sure that would do it.

Closing the bottom fridge door seems to push air up into the upper freezer door to pop it open. It does swing back almost closed but the little gap is enough to cause some thawing and probably a lot of wasted energy.
 
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Could be that the seal itself has failed - pretty easy to replace.
 
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Old 01-12-08, 04:26 AM
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the seal feels tight when I close the freezer door.

Any thoughts on some type of latch? Can I screw into the door and side without causing damage? maybe there is some sort of glue on latch.
 
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Old 01-12-08, 05:42 AM
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Don't entertain an external latch. It is dangerous. As mentioned by Mitch and Dave, the seal has probably hardened and lost its viability to seal properly. Clean thoroughly around the area where the seal goes and replace the magnetic seal. You are right that the air from the refrigerator is moving up and popping it open. If the unit is not level, or slightly tossed back a little, the doors won't close properly.
 
 

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