Refrigerator door wouldn't close automatically.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Christopher From N. Merrick, NY

Sep 26, 2008

6 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the top hinge with a socket and lifted the door off. Removed the bottom hinge from the refrigerator with same sized socket. Used a Dermel to cut out the old rivet holding the old mangled cam. Attached the new cam with a screw, washers and nut. Reattached bottom hinge to the refrigerator. Removed the bracket holding the second cam on the bottom of the door. Replaced the shim and cam. Reinstalled the door. No problems. Just don't make the same mistake I made. You need two cams. They interlock and work together to close the door automatically. The cams are identical. They are just off set by 90 degrees when the door is closed.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Closing Cam

Part Number: PS297995

In Stock

Door Hinge Shim

Part Number: PS298522

In Stock