Asked on Feb 17, 2018

How to make our refrigerator door stay closed

WilliamCharKay Jones


We replaced the gasket, but have to lift and push the door closed, especially at the bottom to form a seal. We tightened the bolts on top of the fridge. The lower door shelf hits the bottom of the fridge and prevents the door from closing. Any suggestions how to correct this?

6 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Feb 17, 2018

    It sounds like the top hinge isn't holding the fridge door up at the top. The lower shelf in the door may be hitting because the door is down too far on the bottom to close without lifting it up. Try taking the lower shelf out and see if perhaps it might help a little until you can find out why the door hinge isn't holding the door up, and if you can adjust it in a way that it will keep the door opening and closing right. Start online at the manufactures site and see if you can get a solution.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Feb 17, 2018

    Replace the shelf if possible. Have you got Ice build up behind the shelf?
  • 2dogal
    on Feb 17, 2018

    check into using a shim behind the bottom hinge to align the door and have it close properly.
  • Kay Jones
    Kay Jones
    on Feb 17, 2018

    Start by making sure the refrigerator is level and then replacing the hinge. Just a slight defect in the hinge can make the door hard to close.
  • Char
    on Feb 18, 2018

    Has the fridge been moved lately for cleaning or painting? it might not be level.
  • William
    on Feb 18, 2018

    Sounds like the door hinges need adjustment. They don't all adjust the same way. If you have the owners manual it should have a troubleshooting section. If you don't have a manual check out repairclinic. Punch in the model number. The have schematics, repair guides, manuals, and sell parts for all appliances. It's my go to place.

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