Door Would Not Shut

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set

Chris From Lecanto, FL

Oct 09, 2008

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Same problems as already described .... door would not close, plastic bits on floor, angry, ready to throw-out 15 year old “dog” and blow at least $1,000 on a new appliance!

This repair is dead easy. Remove the two bolts holding the top hinge and lift off the entire door. Don’t be surprised if the original Riser Cam has virtually disintegrated, mine was a wreck. Remove two bolts that retain the old flat metal “shim” and fiber “gasket”.

Fit new Riser Cam and re-use old shim and gasket. Replace door on dome-shape bottom hinge mount and then re-fit top hinge.

If in any doubt order new shim and gasket along with the new cam riser. Or, do as I did, and “manufacture” either of these parts from scrap material found in the workshop ....

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Closing Cam

Part Number: PS297995

In Stock