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Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Lower Door Closing Cam
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Lower Door Closing Cam WP2182179

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PartSelect Number PS11739042
Manufacturer Part Number WP2182179
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Lower Door Closing Cam Specifications

The lower door closing cam is used in refrigerator doors, it can be located on the fresh food side or the freezer side. It helps hold the door open. 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 the 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. Lubricating this part may help with installation. This replacement part is sold individually. This part will fit both the left and right side of your refrigerator door. To make the repair, remove the top hinge cover, then the top hinge support. Lift the door from the bottom support and remove the old door cams. Replace the cams, using a little lubricant if necessary, and place the door back on the lower hinge support. Replace the top hinge support and your repair is complete!
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Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Lower Door Closing Cam

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Lower Door Closing Cam
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Door won’t open or close | Clicking sound | Fridge too warm | Noisy
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag.
Part# WP2182179 replaces these:
AP6005980, 2182178, 2182179, WP2182179VP
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door would not close automatically and replaced torn gasket.
removed door took out single bolt pried out cam put new one in returned bolt rehung door. 15 minutes

pulled old gasket out cleaned area where gasket was and lube edge of new gasket with vaseline starting at top slide gasket in then sides last was bottom which was hardest. 20 minutes
Other Parts Used:
Lower Door Closing Cam Fresh Food Door Gasket - Black
  • JOHN from DALLAS, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Slide track required modification - Door cams installed easily
There were two small round studs in each slide track missing from the originals. Since there were no corresponding holes in the metal shelf bracket on my fridge, I ground off the plastic studs with a Dremel tool and the tracks fit perfectly.

My door would self-close anymore due to worn door cams. To fix I removed the door by unbolting the upper hinge and lifting the door off the lower hinge. I pried the cams off the door and the lower hinge and pressed the new ones into place. Added a dab of grease and reinstalled the door. Closes like new.
Other Parts Used:
Door Cam - Black Pan Slide Track Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Robert from MANSFIELD, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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door cams were worn-out door would not stay shut
watch video on the website and did what it said fixed it no problem
Other Parts Used:
Door Cam - Black CAM-DOOR Door Closer, FC Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Kevin from OGDEN, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Socket set
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Fridge door not closing properly.
Romove food and shelves from the door. Remove the 4 screws on the top hinge and higne cover. My door stayed closed but you may need an extra person to hold the door. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge. Replace the parts and re-install. Under 15 minutes total by myself. The door weighs around 20 punds I would guess but again a second person due to the size might be helpful for some.
Other Parts Used:
Installation Screw Bracket, Door Stop (Black) Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Chris from NILES, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Upper 1/2 of freezer not cold. Upper half of refrigerator not cold
Removed all drawers in freezer. Removed screws from slides for drawers on left side of freezer. Removed evaporator coil cover screws from behind where freezer drawers and shelf’s are. Removed wires from motor. Removed blade. Pressed black clip on both sides and removed motor. Reverse this process and put unit back together. Now fridge works great.

On the door cams. Just remove the top hinge on door. Replace upper and lower parts and replace door.
Other Parts Used:
Door Cam - Black Thimble Top Lower Door Closing Cam Evaporator Fan Blade EveryDrop Water Filter5 Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz
  • Wade from STERRETT, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Worn Door Cams
Removed refrigerator door and replace door cam and hinge cam.
Other Parts Used:
Door Hinge with Cam Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Michael from HOLTSVILLE, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Refrigerator door not self closing
Emptied door of food jars etc. Used socked on top plate. Removed door and placed on a flat surface. Used socket to take out cam on the bottom of the door. Replaced worn cam. Replaced nylon sleeve on the top of the refrigerator door with needle nose pliers. Placed door in the bootom slot with the new cam in place. Placed top plate in the new nylon sleeve on the door. Replaced screws with socket wrench.
Other Parts Used:
Thimble Top Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Ron from ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
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door closer not working
remove top hinge take door off replace parts on bottm hinge put door back on done
Other Parts Used:
Door Cam - Black Lower Door Closing Cam
  • edwin from KNOXVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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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
Other Parts Used:
Installation Screw Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Patricia from AUBURN, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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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.
Other Parts Used:
Door Cam - Black Lower Door Closing Cam
  • Howard from NEW BERN, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Julia
July 20, 2017
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!!!
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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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Sav
July 20, 2017
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?
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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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Eli
July 20, 2017
Changing both lower door cams on freezer and fridge door … this fit both sides??
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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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Al
June 20, 2019
The refrigerator door sags about an half inch from the top and rubs on the bottom and does not close by itself. Is the hinge cam bad? The freezer door works good. Thank you
For model number 25355333600
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Hi Al, Thank you for your question. If the door is not closing correctly, the cam would be one part to check. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the hinge bearing, the closer plate, the left and right hinges, the upper hinge bearing, the door stop, the hinge bearing closer, the hinge mounting screw and the upper hinge bracket. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Angela
August 26, 2019
A plastic part broke off of refridge door. The part i need is the whole piece that is under the door when opened. If you open the door , run your hand under door and part goes all the way along underneath door and fits around hinge thing on right side can't find this part anywhere in parts section. It's gray in color since my fridge is stainless. In other words i need the whole piece that is underneath my door. Me fridge has freezer at bottom with 2 side by side doors
For model number Wrf560seym05
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Hi Angela, thank you for your question. The piece you are talking about is actually part of your door. It is not a part that is offered separately from it. You would have to replace your door to replace that part. Good luck with your repair.

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Jeff
March 18, 2018
Hi, my Kenmore refrigerator side by side, door will not stay shut on refrigerator side. Can you suggest what door cams or parts i need thanks
For model number Kenmore 106.56542400
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Hello Jeff, Thank you for your inquiry. On the door itself, you would need part# WP2182179- the lower door closing cam, part# WP2206629B is the door stop bracket, WP2182181 is the hinge pushing on the top, on the cabinet side, you would need part# WPW10329686 the lower door cam, part# WP2181911 the hinge shim, part# 8201707 the lower door hinge set, part# WP2203771 top hinge-right side, and the hinge cover part# WP2203408B is black, part# WP2203408w is white, and part# 2203408T is bisque in color. Hope this helps!

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Jeremy
November 8, 2017
My fridge door suddenly stopped closing on its own. Which cams do i need to purchase in order to fix it?
For model number ed5gvexvd07
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Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your question. I would suggest you taking a look at your door cams and bushings to see if they have worn down. I would also suggest checking the leveling of your appliance as well. If your appliance is not level, your door will open. If all of those parts are fine however, you may have to look at replacing your door gasket. I hope this helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Ken Hall
January 21, 2019
I own a whirpool refrigerator (serial # hr34801229) and have recently noticed an unusual noise when opening and closing the refrigerator door. It is not (yet) noticeably harder to close the door itself but the noise of doing so is new. Any idea of what ,may be the cause of this noise? Thank you ken hall - 317 752-3160
For model number wps342F1amoo
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Hello Ken, thank you for your question. If the noise is coming from the bottom of the door where the hinge and door meet. There are two plastic pieces that help to open and close the door easily and when they deteriorate they can make noise. The two parts are HINGE-DOOR Part Number: PS12070437 and Lower Door Closing Cam Part Number: PS11739042. I hope this helps!

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Paul
January 23, 2018
Does my refrigerator fresh food door have a "closing cam? I recently have had to push the door closed the last one-half inch or so.
For model number EHT201ZKWR3
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Hello Paul, Thank you for your inquiry. Your model has a plastic washer, a lower hinge pin, a bottom hinge, hinge plate, and door stop instead of a closing cam. I would check the screws to make sure they are tight, and each part of the hinge to be sure it's not damaged. Hope this helps!

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Jim
December 3, 2018
Will this lower door closing cam fit
For model number ED2JHAXTB01
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Hello Jim, Thank you for the question. Yes, the PS11739042 is the correct Lower Door Closing Cam for the Model number ED2JHAXTB01. Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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