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Lower Door Closing Cam

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PartSelect Number PS11739042
Manufacturer Part Number WP2182179
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The lower door closing cam is designed for use with refrigerators. It can be used on either the fresh food side, or the freezer side. It helps raise the door into position so the door can seal properly when closed. It also allows the door to easily swing open and closed. This cam is made out of plastic, so it might crack or wear down over time. If your door will not open and close properly you may need to replace a door closing cam. To successfully install this part, you will need a 5/16 nut driver and a small flat blade screwdriver. Before you begin, unplug your appliance and disconnect the water supply. This replacement part is sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Estate, Crosley, Maytag, Roper, Inglis, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Range.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door won’t open or close.
  • Clicking sound.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Door Sweating.
  • Noisy.

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The lower door cam is also known as the closing cam or door closer cam and can be found on your refrigerator or freezer door. The purpose of the lower door cam is to lift the door to keep it from closing on the refrigerator/freezer liner. To do this repair you will need a 5/6 nut driver, a 5/16 socket and ratchet. For safety purposes, do not forget to turn off your appliance before making this repair. Note that this piece is black, and as per the manufacturer requires a new screw to mount the door cam which is sold individually.

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Question:

When I close my refrigerator door it a) doesn’t stay closed and b) is lower than the freezer door. I was told I need cams for my fridge door but I’m not sure how many I need and where they go. Thanks in advanced!!!

Julia
Answer:

Hello Julia, you are right, if your refrigerator door is not staying closed you should replace the door cams. To make this repair you will need the lower door closing cam WP2182179 and the door cam WPW10329686. Both parts are black in color. You are very welcome, I hope this helps!

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Question:

My door is clicking when I’m opening and closing it and it is super annoying. I just bought the fridge gently used and it works great except for the clicking. Can you help?

Sav
Answer:

Hi Sav, it sounds like your door cam WP2182179 needs to be replaced. We recommend replacing the lower door cam with the top one. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Question:

Changing both lower door cams on freezer and fridge door … this fit both sides??

Eli
Answer:

Hi Eli, great question! Yes, this lower door cam WP2182179 will fit both the left and the right side of your refrigerator/freezer doors. Good luck with this repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Ron from HENRICO, VA

Door would not close properly. Could see handle side was lower than hinge side.

Turn fridge off. Removed top hinge cover. Removed three screws in top hinge. Lifted hinge from door. Lifted door off bottom hinge. Place door on level surface and removed old cam with socket set. Installed new cam. Removed old cam from bottom hinge with socket set. Installed new cam. Cleaned bottom of door while had easy access. Placed door back on bottom hinge. Install top hinge and screws. Finished.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jamie from CHAFFEE, NY

Door would not stay closed

Remove all contents from refrigerator door. Removed top hinge (3 machine screws). Remove door & place on table. Remove closing cam from bottom of door & install the replacement-reassemble. Very easy repair for a very annoying problem. Lots of descriptions on You Tube as well.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: joe from Bel Air, MD

Lower hinge on door, watrer filter and ice/water tray

The notches that create the closing power on the lower hinge was worn out. A few bolts at the top of the door and it was off. One nut to hold the plastic hinge and it was on. Door works perfectly now. Water filter was a breeze and the tray where the ice and water dispenser is was even easier. Parts came incredibly fast and after an order for $75 total and my repairs were done.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: John from Albuquerque, NM

Refrigerator door wouldn't close automatically

I removed the three small bolts (under cosmetic cap) located on the right top hand side of the refrigerator and pulled off the door. Replaced the top and bottom cams, put back on the door, screws and cap. Door works like new and the Wife loves it.

On a side note, don't be confused when ordering the top and bottom cam as they are both on the bottom of the door.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Thomas from Abington, PA

Door would not close properly

First I removed the three screws on the top hing of the refrigerator door so that we could lift it off the bottom hing. Socket wrench bits for my drill made that fast and simple. I lifted the door off the bottom hing to find the door closing plastic cam to be broken in several pieces. The hardest part was getting the cylinder shape piece that had broken off the cam out from inside the door. This way we would be able to insert the new piece. Needle nose pliers are the right tool for that job since the hole is small and the plastic just frays under force from regular pliers. It took some force and patience to get that out, but once all the broken pieces were removed, reassembly was quick and easy

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Kathryn from Jackson, NJ

Refidge door would pop open all the time.

We thought we were in need of a new seal around the door but as my husband checked the door he found out it was a piece under the door that holds it up so the door was not sealing right when it closed. I went on line. Found this site and found my fridge. My husband viewed the pics of the parts and figured out we needed a cam. I ordered my part and could not believe it came the very next day!!! I didn't even pay for anything other then regular delivery. He took off the door and it was simple to just slip on the new part and replace and put the door back on.. Nothing much to tell here. Less then 30 minutes. Thank you so much for the quick service getting it out to us. I was about to put a child lock on the door just to keep it closed..

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from Puyallup, WA

Popping noise when opening/closing door

I removed the items from inside the door and removed the door from the refrigerator at the upper hinge. Removed cam from the door and replaced with the new one. Checked for proper operation and it's quiet as a mouse. I love it.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Al from Naugatuck, CT

Door wouldn't shut properly

supported the door on blocks. removed old parts with a socket and ratchet. the new parts didn't line up quite right, so some modification with a dremel was necessary. otherwise, the repair was very simple.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: jim from catawissa, PA

Door would not close on it"s own

pulled top hinge pin off with 5/16 nut driver ,lifted door off and was able to see both parts and replaced them just like they were,easy fix

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: John E. from Lavonia, MI

Fridge door friction / not swinging shut

Removed the door, laid the door on its side, and pulled the worn part from the door. Inserted the new part, reattached the door, and it works like a charm. The parts diagram online was very helpful. I ended up purchasing a part I didn't need in case an unidentified washer came with it, but I didn't need it. No big deal.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Amber from Wilton, CA

Fridge door would not seal

Removed the door and replaced the lower door cam. Old lower door cam was completly stripped. Insatalled new one and door sealed again! Yay!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Daran from Santee, CA

Door makes cracking sound when closing

pulled all shelves from refrigerator door. unscrew the top plate and lift door out of bottom. pulled old cams off the door and the lower bracket and installed the new cams. put door back on and screwed the top bracket back on. installed the door shelves back in the door. never took the food off the door shelves. easy, easy, easy.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Laura from Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lower door closing cam worn out.

Removed top cover, then removed top hindge pin plate, then removed the door. Replaced the Lower Door Closing Cam, Reinstalled door and hindge pin plate and cover.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Adam J from Annapolis, MD

Fridge door wouldn't stay closed

Removed the door with Socket set & removed the lower door closing cam, replaced it with the new one and reattached the door. Biggest part of the problem was diagnosing the part needed. I replaced the filter while I was at it.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: michael from Westchester, IL

Dor would not close by it,s self

supported door with blocking and removed lower
arm and cam. Replace cam and re installed arm.
removed blocking from door and tested completed installtion of cam. all went well.

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