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Lower Door Closing Cam

PartSelect Number PS11739042

This door closing cam is located on the bottom of the fridge/freezer.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Jay from Oconomowoc, WI

Refrigerator door fails to close on its own like it is designed to.

The design of this refrigerator door (it's a side-by-side) is somewhat unbelievable. The door is designed to hold things, yet when you do the weight of the door wears out the lower door cams. The cams are designed to "complete the door closing", i.e. when you gently push on the door the cam mechanism takes over. When the cams wear, the door fails to close. Note to others - you may mistakenly think that the failure of the door to close is related to the seal; it is not.

The repair is quite easy; remove the upper cover, using a not driver (socket), then remove the upper door bracket. Make sure you hold the door or have someone else hold it. After the fasteners are removed gently lift up on the door and remove it from the lower cam assembly. You will see two plastic cam pieces; one on the lower bracket and one on the door. Both need to be changed to effectively "renew" the door closing mechanism. Once the cams are replaced the door can be reassembled to the refrigerator.

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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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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

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:
  • 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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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

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: 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: 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: 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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