If Your Refrigerator's
Freezer Door Pops Open
When You Close the Fresh Food Door...
If a 'top-freezer' refrigerator's freezer
door pops open when the larger fresh food door's closed, it's
actually a good thing. That tells us the seals are in great shape,
Some freezer door 'pop' is unavoidable bc
the bottom door's so much larger than the top one and the hydraulic
effect of compressing all that air kicks in. The two
compartments share the same air via a duct between them, and that
compressed air rushes up into the freezer compartment and can 'pop'
To improve the situation, apply a few drops
of oil (sewing machine oil or 'three in one' - NOT WD-40) to each
freezer door hinge pin. (Even better: if you can, pull the doors and
coat the hinge pins with petroleum jelly). This will help the freezer
door swing back closed by itself. The freezer door usually
stays ajar because it's binding a bit, and that's usually caused
by it's swinging 'dry', with no lubrication.
It’s also a good idea to ‘kick’ the habit
of letting the refrig door close hard.
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