Refrigerator door would not close properly

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set

Charles From Riverside, CA

Mar 19, 2013

I removed the upper hinge cover and then the the hinge itself. Then lifted the door off the lower hinge peg. I placed a blanket on my pool table and positioned the door on it. The bottom screws were a little difficult to get the nutdriver seated so I used a quarter inch drive with socket to remove the screws. The replacement Closing Cam was quickly inserted and reassembled the hinge and lubricated with vaseline. Next I removed the Door Cam that was still on the peg on the refrigerator (it was completely worn flat). Quick work for this too. I tried to set the door back on the pivot hinge but eventually I needed another person to guide the door onto the peg. Reassembled the top hinge and voila, the door works just like new.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Door Closing Cam

Part Number: PS327641

In Stock

Door Cam - Black

Part Number: PS4082687

In Stock