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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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Door Cam - Black

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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: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Wrench set
Customer: Jose from Corona, CA

Worn down upper and lower cam

Took off refrigerator door from top hinge and lifted off. A little difficulty getting worn out parts off (needed dremel to drill out worn plastic); replaced with new parts, the screw head holding on the part was starting to be worn as well but still worked. If I hadn't got to this repair soon the bottom of the door aluminum would have total worn out as it is, it has a deep groove but not noticeable. The new cams also force the door closed tight instead of slightly ajar at times.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Stephen from Fresno, CA

Refrigerator door wouldn't self-close

Super-easy... First, empty refrigerator door. Then, just remove the bolt that goes through the cover over the top hinge. This exposes three more small bolts. Remove these and the top hinge assembly will lift off. Lift door off. Remove cam from door and lower hinge, slip new cams on, and reassemble. The hardest part was pulling all of the junk stuff out of the refrigerator door. Who know you could accumulate so much salad dressing?

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Dennis from MORRO BAY, CA

Refrigerator door not working properly

Just as shown on your video.The refrigerator side was not sitting even, clunked and did not seal right. I decided to do.both sides, refrigerator and freezer while I was at it as our refrigerator is about 16 years old. Everything went in easily and saved us a lot of money. Very happy with the parts and repair video. Got the refrigerator nice and cleaned out while we were at it..Us and the refrigerator are breathing easier now..Yeepppeee....

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from Sugar Land, TX

Refrigrator door made loud pop when opening and closing.

Simply remove the cover over top hinge and remove the three outer screws (Do NOT remove the center screw). Lift the door off the lower pivot pin. Turn door upside down and replace the upper cam and then the lower cam on the pivot at the bottom of the refrigerator case. Reintall the door by setting the door on the lower pivot and then reinstall the top pivot and cover. VERY easy and what a difference. No more "POP".

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Douglas from Phoenix, AZ

Right side door not closing freely

Purchased the closing cam (both pieces). Removed door (3 bolts under the dust shield on top of door) and replaced the plastic cam pieces. So easy a caveman could do it. I actually had my 13 year old son do it while I supervised!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Albert from bonita springs, FL

Door jumped when opening and made noise "clunk"

Removed right hand door of side by side. Replaced both cams and put door back. All is well.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Patricia from AUBURN, NY

Refrigerator door would not stay closed , I would close the door and it would bounce back out , I had to close the door by holding it closed each time I opened it

I watched the video, removed the top three screws , took the door off , put the door on the floor and removed the part with a socket.Then I put the new part in after lubricating . I picked the door up put it on the stem below , replaced the three screws and closed the door . The video was a big help was very easy to do and the part was quickly shipped .Thank you for all your help . Patricia

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Howard from NEW BERN, NC

After installing parts, door should drop when it closes, but it drops when it is fully opened.

It's as easy as it can be, but the parts are not the right ones.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Linda from KANNAPOLIS, NC

The fridge side on side by side was slipping down and door would not close on its own. My daughter and I watched the video and replaced both pieces

Watched the video and it was very easy!! My daughter and I replaced BOTH CAM PIECES in less than 30 mins. Working like new!

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Peter from TRAVELERS RST, SC

Fridge door clunked when opening

Saw online info video explaining the possible cause and how to fix it. Ordered upper closing cam. Removed top hinge cover and hinge, removed door set it on a table. Removed old cam installed new cam tightened the retaining bolt put the door back on aligned it with freezer door and bolted it down snug. No more noise and it took less the half and hour.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jeff from BUFFALO GROVE, IL

Refrigerator door failed to stay closed

I followed the instructions as laid out in the video associated with this fix. Aside from the fact that the video covers the freezer side door, the fix was the exact same. The video was outstanding and covered exactly how conduct the repair. Incredibly easy to follow and to do and required minimal tools. Wonderfully simple experience that saved a potentially significant amount of money to hire an appliance repair person.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Ian from CASSELBERRY, FL

Two problems: The door made a loud snapping noise when opening and closing, and the water supply line was leaking at the wall valve.

In all honesty, watch the videos. They walk you through step by step and provide excellent instructions. The only comment I will make is that in my case, the snapping sound when opening the door was caused not so much by wear, but by the bolt holding the cam being loose. I decided to order the lower door closing cam because I figured there had to be some wear after all these years, and as long as the door is off I may as well replace it. The part is reasonably priced and well worth it. My only deviation from the video is that I used removable LocTite on the bolt when reassembling. Everything is smooth and quiet.

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Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Donald from OMAHA, NE

Refrigerator door would not close and stay closed properly due to worn door cams

DISCLAIMER: Technically, you should start by unplugging the frig and turning off the water supply. Though there is nothing on the my frig door that is either electrical or water related, the frig does keep trying to cooling an open area. For the short while I was doing the work, I just didn't want to bother with those precautions. Had I expected the work to take longer or been working on the FREEZER door I would have most certainly have done it "correctly." But I didn't do the freezer door so, first, remove everything from the refrigerator door storage shelves and the shelves themselves. Then lift off the cap that covers the hinge mounting plate on top of the frig. Remove the screws that holds the mounting plate in place. I used a cordless drill/driver with a 1/4" socket on the end but this could be done with a nut driver or socket wrench as well. Of course, take care not to let the door fall when removing the last screw. Then, lift the door off the bottom post that his holding it in place. The door is not too heavy and one person should not have a problem doing this but if you think it might be too heavy get someone to help with this. On the frig door there are no other connectors to be concerned with. NOTE: This procedure is similar for the freezer door but there are electrical and water line connections that need to be addressed before removing the door. Once the door is off the post, lay it down on a flat work service (I used the kitchen table with some towels spread underneath to prevent scratching either the table or the frig door.) There are two pieces that ought to be replaced. One cam on the door and one at the bottom post. Both are attached with a small screw that is removed easily with your nut driver/socket/drill driver. The bottom cam came offer fairly simply but sliding a thin, flat blade screw driver under it and prying it up and off. Replace this bottom cam with a new one and screw it back down. The door cam was, for me, the more difficult item. Removing the screw was easy enough but years of wear and brittleness led it to break off as I was trying to pry it out. I was able to use a small flat blade screwdriver to cave the old plastic post in all around the insert hole until I could get a good hold and pull it out with needle nose pliers. I was tempted to try to drill the old post out but there is a hex shape to the insert hole I was afraid of ruining. Once I got the old cam out, it was a simple matter to re-insert the new cam. Since both the door and lower cams are held on by screws there is only one way they can go back on. Once the cams are back in place, lift the door back onto the post and reattach the mounting plate to the top of the frig. Take some care that the door is level and parallel to the freezer door before completely tightening the mounting screws and replacing the cap that covers the plate. If you did shut off water and unplug the frig you should turn it back on and plug it back in. And do I really need to tell you to put the shelves and stuff back? :) The door should close on its own when close enough to the frig frame that the cam notches slide into place. If it hadn't been for the door cam being so brittle, this repair would have quite simple. Even at that, digging the old post out really wasn't hard but it did take some unexpected effort. If your refrigerator door is not closing properly, this is something anyone with basic skills can do.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Patrick from COLUMBIA, MD

Door no longer closing, washers worn down to nothing

Undo a few screws on top of door, replace closing washers at bottom part of door, put door back on, and done. Easy. Just make sure you have the top and bottom closer washers that go together...2 parts.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Brett from Henderson, NV

Door would not close by itself.

Remove replace door with new cams.

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