297995-1-M-GE-WR2X4901-Door-Closing-Cam.jpg
297995-1-S-GE-WR2X4901-Door-Closing-Cam.jpg 297995-2-S-GE-WR2X4901-Door-Closing-Cam.jpg 297995-3-S-GE-WR2X4901-Door-Closing-Cam.jpg

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.
  • Compare At

    $12.02
  • You Save

    $2.00
  • Your Price

    $10.02
In Stock
Fast Shipping Get this part fast. Average delivery time via regular ground: 1.8 days.

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.8 / 5.0, 96 reviews What's this?
 

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerRobert from Ipava IL

Broken cam riser

Thought I would only need one when I looked at the picture of the parts. Decided to order two just in case and after taking it apart both were broken. Needed two.
Took the top door bracket off and lifted the door off of the bottom bracket. Re-assembled cams, put a little white grease on all moving parts, placed the door into bottom bracket and installed top bracket. Adjusted top bracket to make door line up with edge of refrigerator and all is well.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJeff from Wooster OH

Door closing cam (made of plastic) just wore out with age and broke in half

Took the door contents out and put them on the counter, took the door off the hinges by unscrewing the 2 screws on the top of the Fridge and lifting the door off the hinge onthe bottom. Then laid down the Fridge on the kitchen floor and replaced the Door Closing Cam, keeping in mind the order of the 3 shims and other things on the bottom of the door. Simple.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerLynn from Naples FL

Fridge door was not self-closing

Followed step-by-step instructions in previous post. Note that there are TWO approaches, both of which work.

Option 1) Order TWO cams (PS297995), drill out the rivet holding the frame's cam, and replace it with a nut and bolt. (See post on 07/19/09.)

Option 2) Order the entire hinge assembly (PS290199), which includes the door's cam and an assembled frame hinge and cam. (See post on 10/29/08.)

We opted for Option 1 which was pretty easy. Option 2 would be even easier and take less time but costs about $9 more.

Thanks to previous posters for excellent instructions!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerPradip from Maperville IL

Doors were not aligned in height so door was not closing proper and lossing lots of cold air from refrigerator

Door needed to be supported before hinge assembly was removed. After replacing broken cam doors aligned and doors closing properly.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerShirley from Toccoa GA

Cam wore out and the door would drop down. To close the door I had to lift it up and close it.

First of all, It was Christmas and no extra money to pay a repairman.
i got on the computer and started looking for a parts breakdown for an older GE side by side.
I finally found it and located the part I thought we needed.
I looked at several parts dealers and yours had the best price.
anyway it arrived in just 2 days. My son helped me remove the door and we put the new part on and I just saved the cost of a service call.

Thank You

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerMichael from Portland OR

Door closing cams were both broken

Remove screw at hinge cover, top of door.
Remove two screw/nuts at hinge and remove hinge while holding door in place.
Lift door off of lower hinge
remove two nut/screws at bottom of door and replace closing cam. Be sure the pivot pin hole in the cam is lined up with the hole in door.

Next drill out rivet holding cam to lower hinge on the refer. Install cam with a pan head screw and nut (to replace rivet). It will help if you remove the plastic grille cover at the bottom of the frige.

Set door back on the lower pin and shut so the the magnetic strip holds the door in place. Re-install the upper hinge loosely. Adjust the door for an even gap and tighten the screw/nuts. Re-install the cover.

A very easy fix.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerThomas from Boulder CO

Door would not stay closed

I took the top over off the pivet bracket and used a nut driver to remove the screws on the pivet. Lifted the door off and put on some saw horsess. I revoved the pieces of the old cam on the door by taking out the screw and put the new cam back.
I then drilled out the rivet on the bracket on the door and removed the broken cam. replaced it with the new one and used a screw and nut to replace the rivet. Put the door back and works great now.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerEugene from Macedon NY

Door dropped when opening and wouldn't stay partially opened

removed top plate and raised the door off. I removed the L bracket from the fridge then noticed the part was rivited onto the L bracket. I cut the rivit and replaced the cam and used a small bolt and nut to sdecure it. Replaced the L bracket, the door, and the upper support. Only problem was the surprise rivit

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerAllen from Cheyenne WY

Right side door (refigerator) would not stay closed

completely removed door, then replaced worn-out cam on bottom of door-simple enough; then removed hinge from bottom of refrigerator; removing old cam required drilling out the rivet that fastened cam to hinge; secured new cam to hinge with small machine screw and nut. This procedure is relatively easy but does require minor mechanical ability and having a small drill and bit set. However, replacing the two cams totally fixed the problem.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPeter from Springfield MA

Door wouldn't close by itself. Cam part found on floor.

I removed two screws at the top of the door, lifted the door off. I got lucky: the broken cam was the one on the door (easy to remove), not the one on the body of the refrigerator (tough to remove).
There is a shim which was also broken - no way to know that ahead of time. I bent a 5/8" lock washer flat and it served acceptably as a shim.
It would be helpful if PartSelect.com could include with its listing of the cam, the fact that (1) the shim will probably be needed, and (2) there's a very good chance that you'll need TWO of the cams as well.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Almont MI

Refridgerator door not closing right

i'm glad I read this forum before ordering the part because you need two of the door cams. They're sandwiched together on the lower hinge.

I removed the top door hinge, lifted the door off from the lower hinge and layed it on the counter.

I then removed the lower hinge using a nut driver.
I had to grind the rivot head off that holds the door cam onto the hinge and use a nut & bolt to replace
the rivot.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLucky from Dacula GA

Refrigerator door would not close.

1. I removed the top door hinge.
2. I removed the door and laid it flat.
3. I replaced the cam attached to the bottom of the door. This was very easy.
4. I removed the bottom door hinge and had to remove the brad that held the second cam. This went well as I was able to saw it with a hacksaw.
5. Replaced the second cam with a bolt and nut.
6. Replaced the door and top hinge.
7. Remember to order two cams when you do this repair.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerLarry from Zelienople PA

Plastic door closer failed

I Supported the door with wood blocks. Then used a socket wrench to remove both parts of the lower hinge. I had purchased 2 of these plastic closers as recommended. One of them must be cut off with a Dremel Tool or small grinder. A small bolt and nut replaces the rivet that was cut off. Reinstall it just as it was removed. Job complete.
Parts were delivered on time, web site instructions were excellent. I highly recommend PartSelect.com

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGerald from Charlotte NC

Door did not close automatically

Removed screws holding top door hinge. Lifted the door off bottom hinge. Unscrewed cam from bottom of door. Drilled out rivet holding the second cam in the bottom hinge. Replaced both cams using a flat headed bolt to hold the bottom cam. Dropped door into bottom hinge and replaced top hinge screws. Job done.

Make sure you buy two cams and have a bolt to replace the bottom rivet.

Not a difficult job as long as you have a drill !!!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Closing Cam

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerMark from Chesterfield MI

Refrigerator door would not close by itself - would stay open when you thought it was closed

1st: Order (2) closing cams! One for the hinge pin / bracket and one for the bottom of the door.
The closing cam on the door was where the Dremel type tool is required, since you have to grind the head off of a factory rivet.
I installed the cam with an aluminum pop rivet.
Next, remove the bracket on the bottom of the door with sockets and install the second closing cam.
Re-attach the top door hinge pin and align visually; tighen all bolts. Job finished, but more important , my wife is not nagging me about the repair that I put off for over a year!!!!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?