297995-1-S-GE-WR2X4901          -Door Closing Cam
297995-1-S-GE-WR2X4901          -Door Closing Cam 297995-2-S-GE-WR2X4901          -Door Closing Cam 297995-3-S-GE-WR2X4901          -Door Closing Cam

Door Closing Cam

PartSelect Number PS297995

This single door closure cam is mounted on the door, not the hinge.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door won’t open or close.
  • Door sweats inside or outside.
  • Fridge section too warm.
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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerCharles from Renton WA

Fresh food section door made a click noise on closing

Since the cam riser was obviously broken I obtained a replacement.
It also broke. The door hinge cam needed to be replaced also.
To repair Remove the hinge cover using a #2 phillips driver. Than remove the Hinge using an 8mm socket. Turn the door upside down and, using an 8mm socket remoge the cam riser and the door hinge cam.
Replace in reverse order.
Be sure to inspect all parts and order all required.

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerCharles from Hubbardston MA

Door closing cam disintegrated

The door closing cam on the refrigerator door was a snap to replace. However, I'm still baffled on how to replace the freezer door side. The condensation tube from the door runs through the door pivot and joins to a compression fitting behind the bottom trim piece. The compression ring is behind a formed lip on the tube and won't slide off. I could cut the tube but I really didn't want to do that. If anyone has done this and knows the trick to replace it, I would appreciate it.

Ed. Please post your question at our repair forums, forums.partselect.com.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerbert from Spartanburg SC

Door would not close, had dropped down.

Was able to pull the door up to the normal position, then blocked in place with 2 2x4's. Easily removed the hinge assemble and the door closing cam, which had broken in two.
bolted on the replacement parts in 10 mionutes and the door was a good as new: peice of cake!!!

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRonald from Yuma AZ

Door was squeaky and would no close

I layed several small 2x4 blocks on the floor, then raised the door up from the hinge, using the small pry bar. Then removed the the screws for the hinge. Removed the screws holding the door stop and removed the door cam. Then, I replaced the door closing cam. Replaced the hinge and screws. I Lowered the door on to the hinge and applied a little lubricant to the cam and job complete.

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJeff from Venice FL

Door not closing tightly + staying open

TURNED OFF WATER TO REF , REMOVED BOTTOM KICK PLATE , GOT A TOWEL AND DISCONNECTED THE WATER LINE PLASTIC FITTING AND UN SCREWED THE (2) TUBE CLAMPS UN SCREWED THE COUPLING AND ((CAREFULLY )) SLID OUT THE TUBE FROM THE COMPRESSION FERRELS ! ( BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT BREAK OR DISTORT THEM + REMEMBER EXACTLY THE ORDER THEY ARE REMOVED !
SLID THE PROTECTOR SPRING SHROUD FROM THE PLASTIC TUBE , TOOK OGG THE TOP HINGE COVER THEN REMOVER THE TOP HINGE . CAREFULLY LIFTED THE DOOR OFF FEERING THE PLASTIC TUBE THROUGH THE BOTTOM HINGE WITH MY FOOT ! GOT THE DOOR OFF REMOVED THE BOTTOM HINGE + PUT THE NEW ON ON, THEN REMOVED THE DOOR CAM WHICH WAS BROKEN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR , LIFTED THE DOOR UP AND CAREFULLY FED THE WATER LINE THROUGH THE NEW BOTTOM HINGE . ATTACHED THE TOP HINGE AND REASSEMBLED THE REST SAME AS I HAD DISSAMBLED IT . TURNED ON WATER ( CHECKED FOR LEAKS ) ! ALL WORKING 100% A-OK ! THIS COMPANY IS THE BEST ! ORDERED THE PART AT 1 PM AND HAD THE PART AT 2 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY MANY THANKS : )

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJohn from Newport Beach CA

The fresh food door on the refrigerator would not stay closed

First I took everything out of the fresh food door, then I removed the top hinge cover using a philips head screwdriver, and a nutdriver for the two screws holding the upper hinge. Lifted the door off the bottom pin, and placed it on the floor. Then took off the bottom hinge and used the Dremel tool to grind off the rivet holding the broken door cam on the bottom hinge. Used a nut and bolt to hold the new cam in place, and put the lower hinge back on. Then replaced the other cam on the bottom of the door itself, using the nutdriver. (Be sure to buy two cams, and have the bolt and nut to replace the rivet). Reinstalled the bottom hinge, put the door on, replaced the top hinge, and presto! Works great! Thanks to the others on this site for their stories - really helped make it an easy and quick repair!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

Tools

CustomerRay from Encinitas CA

Door mis-aligned and not closing properly

Supported the door to allow removal of lower hinge. Removed lower hinge and cam assembly....and upper cam. Separated worn out lower cam from hinge, then removed rivet which holds cam. Installed new lower cam with small nut and bolt. Replaced upper cam with existing hardware. Re-assembled lower hinge onto refrigerator.

No problem....works like new. You really need to order TWO cams.....there is an upper and lower cam that work together....both are the same part number.

I do question how to do this repair on the freezer side. The water supply line for the ice maker passes through the cam. Any insight ?

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJohn from San Marino CA

Door wouldn't close properly

First we removed the door. Then we had to hammer the old part off including the old rivot. We fould a screw that fit and put this piece on. We held the door in place and screwed the hinge on the main unit.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerTraci from Erie PA

Door would not close all of the way

I don't know exact details. My husband replaced parts while I held the door.

We removed connections for the door on the bottom (propped up on books). We installed the new cam, the old one cracked and broke, and the new shim and the door is now even with the top of the fridge. It was not before, and the seal near the bottom of the fridge was not solid. Now it is. It was very easy.

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench(Adjustable)

CustomerCYNTHIA from NEWARK DE

Refrigerator door won't close

First I removed the top hinge of the refrigerator door and then lifted it off the bottom assembly. I had to turn the door on its side to work on the bottom where the broken part was located. I unscrewed the bottom assembly and replaced the broken part with the new door cam. Put it all back together and now the door closes but must be manually pushed to close. When the door was working properly it would shut automatically when released from any position. I think I need to install an additional part - maybe a shim? to make it close automatically. That will be another story.
This was a fairly simple jog to do but since I did not have the proper tools it did take me longer than usual to remove the bolts. I'm happy I did it myself and saved a big repair bill! Thanks to the people at PartSelect.com.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customerglen from broadway NJ

Fridge door would not stay closed,

took off the top hinge (one screw on the cover, and two bolts holding the hinge), lifted the door off the bottom hinge, saw that the riser cam had disintegrated. ordered the cam and the shim (since it looked like the shim was also going bad).
when the parts arrived, I took the top hinge off again, took the bracket holding the shim and cam off the bottom of the door (two bolts), removed the broken riser cam. Attached the shims and the cam to the bottom of the door with the bracket, replaced the door on the bottom hinge, replaced the top hinge, and the door closed correctly.

after three days, there was no condensation in the fridge, we decided that the gaskets did not need to be replaced.

qed.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerPeter from Douglassville PA

Right fridge door had to be propped shut with a chair

Took off top hinge, door came off, pried cam off of rivet on bottom hinge assy. used 2 pair of pliers to force new cam over rivet, add shims and another cam up on door.Put door back on -all done!

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerKen from Fountain Valley CA

The refrigerator door would no stay closed

I was set to buy a new magnetic seal to hold the door closed, when I looked it up on PartSelect I saw the recommendation that the problem might be the door closing cam.. I check it with a mirror and sure enough the cam had broken and the door sagged about 1/4 inch. I then followed the instruction and removed the top hinge, lifted the door off and replaced the cam. I did need two and the one attached to the lower hinge had to be drilled out and a new screw and nut attached to hold the cam. It was simple to do, I would recommend selling the door closing cam be sold in pairs with a #10 1/2 inch long screw with lock nut.

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerJ Barry from Sparta NJ

The door closing cam had broken up.

The old cam had broken and was on the floor. I ordered one new cam. I should have been told to order at least two, I did not know they worked in pairs. So I had to re-order, I ordersed four, I was able to see that the other (freezer door has cracked cams) door will soon need replacement of the cams. I had trouble installing the new part because the rivit also needed to ba replaced. I did a "Rube Goldgerg" to get the new part to sit properly. I drilled the hole open a little and forced the part into place. All is well. Thank you very much!

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  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLes from San Francisco CA

Door wouldn't close tight automatically.

1. Put all perishable food into ice chest. Empty door shelves.
2. Remove top hinge cover with Philips screwdriver.
3. Supporting door, remove top hinge attached by two hex screws.
4. Lift door off bottom hinge.
5. On bottom of door, unscrew the hex screw holding the broken plastic cam.
6. Loosen the second hex screw enough to free the broken cam.
7. Replace the cam and tighten the hex screws making sure the opening of the cam lines up with the hole under the door.
8. Snap off plastic grill at the bottom of the refrigerator.
9. Remove bottom of the two hex screws holding the bottom hinge tot eh refrigerator body.
10. Loosen the second screw enought to rotate the hinge upsidedown. Tighten the screw again.
11. Now the rivet bottom is exposed so as to facilitate drilling it out to remove the broken cam.
12. Loosen the hex screw again and turn it back rightside up. Reinstall the bottom screw and tighten both of them.
13. Using an appropriate size bolt, lockwasher and nut, install other new cam.
14. Reinstall door reversing steps 1 to 4.
15. Don't forget to return the food to the 'fridge, by the way!

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