How can I keep my refridgerator door shut?

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  1. innerspin profile image88
    innerspinposted 9 years ago

    How can I keep my refridgerator door shut?

    The appliance is quite old but is in an integrated unit so would be hard to change. We replaced the seal last year. Now the door keeps opening itself, just a centimeter or so,even when we close it carefully. Any advice would be great!

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    Copper Manposted 9 years ago

    Try applying petroleum jelly along the face of the seals. Just a thin smear should do the trick.

    1. innerspin profile image88
      innerspinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Really? Would never have guessed that, I'll have a go - thanks!

  3. lburmaster profile image77
    lburmasterposted 9 years ago

    In college, the fridge door would remain open so I dragged a chair over and leaned the back against the door. No more cold air escaping.

    1. innerspin profile image88
      innerspinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad that worked for you. Our fridge is above a freezer, so it's not really an option. Thanks for answering.

  4. nochance profile image88
    nochanceposted 9 years ago

    It might be because your appliance is leaning. If you prop the front feet up just a tiny amount  it should lean it back enough to let gravity keep it closed.

  5. innerspin profile image88
    innerspinposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for the answers here. I don't usually answer my own question, but there's a first time for everything. The petroleum jelly worked for a couple of days, but sadly the magic wore off. Our fridge seemed to be on a level. Then my husband thought of buying a safety lock from a children and baby store. Bingo! For very little money, the lock keeps the door tightly closed. It's a minor nuisance, but risking food poisoning is a major nuisance, so I'm pleased with the result.

    1. E. B. Smith profile image61
      E. B. Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It may be opening due to a door seal. Sounds like the seal is torn or damaged at the rear inner door hinge area...the Vaseline may be a temporary fix un-be-knowing to you


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