Both doors wouldn't self close, the freezer door would also stick in the open position.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Jeff From Elk, CA

Sep 11, 2010

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Another post that said you don't need to buy the whole metal mounting bracket with these cam risers is right. Also, I found 3 different parts that seemed the same ranging from $1.27 up to the mid $20's. I bought 4 of the cheap ones and 2 of the washers. Worked perfectly! Also, the reason this happens is because no one lubricates the cams, like everything else. Add some grease when you put it back together.

I used a 5/16 nut driver to take off the top hinge bracket. Lift off the door after emptying it. Place the door on something so you can work on it. Unscrew the cam attached to the bottom of the door with your nut driver. Remove the bottom hinge bracket with the nut driver and drill out the rivet holding on the cam piece. Attach the new cam plastic piece and place the washer in the space under the plastic where the hinge post will go. Put grease on both cams! Place the door back on the hinge post. Reattach the top bracket. Adjust the top bracket by sliding the door around until it is straight. Then tighten the top screws.

$10 in parts to get a new working door. The seal even grabs better!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hinge Washer

Part Number: PS283595

In Stock

Hinge Cam Riser

Part Number: PS284596

In Stock