Door Closing Cam WR2X4901 | Official GE Part | Fast Shipping | PartSelect
Door Closing Cam – Part Number: WR2X4901
Door Closing Cam – Part Number: WR2X4901 Door Closing Cam – Part Number: WR2X4901 Door Closing Cam – Part Number: WR2X4901 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/GE/00001738i01.gif

Door Closing Cam

Product Description

Door Closing Cam Specifications

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

How Buying OEM Parts Can Save You Time and Money

Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Door won’t open or close, Door Sweating, Fridge too warm, Fridge runs too long.

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Kenmore, Hotpoint, RCA.

Part # WR2X4901 replaces these:

2310, AP2058495, SWR02X4901, SWR2X4901, WR02X4901, WR2X4901.
Questions and Answers
Ask our experts a question on this part and we'll respond as soon as we can.
Sort by:
Keep searches simple. Use keywords, e.g. "leaking", "pump", "broken" or "fit".
Part Videos

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Door Closing Cam

Customer Repair Stories
Average Repair Rating: 3.8 / 5.0, 98 reviews What's this?
Sort by:
Keep searches simple. Use keywords, e.g. "leaking", "pump", "broken" or "fit".
Gary from North eastham, AL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Door would not automatically close.
Symptom: Door did not close automatically. Also had found small chunks of black plastic on the floor. Refrigerator door was slightly lower than the freezer door.

One false start because I did not realize both of the door-closing cams had disintegrated and I had only ordered the cam without the hinge.

Purchased part 290199 Hinge Assembly. It came with matching door-closing cam. (Had not known so I also purchased the cam 297995 separately). Next time I will know to only purchase the Hinge Assembly.

Replacement procedure took about 20 minutes including removing and replacing door shelves and their contents. Two people involved.

1. Remove all door shelves with contents and other contents on door.

2. Remove the top Phillips head screw holding the decorative plastic on the top.

3. Remove the two top hinge screws on top of refrigerator using metric #8 socket wrench. Second person made sure door did not fall off.

4. Lift the door off the bottom hinge pin. Second person holds door on it’s side.

5. Take off the bottom refrigerator cover

6. Remove the bottom hinge assembly screws using metric #8 socket wrench.

7. Mount the replacement bottom hinge assembly and tighten the two screws.

8. On the door bottom, remove the outer screw and loosen the inner screw using metric #8 socket wrench.

9. Replace the door-closing cam (or what is left of it) with the cam in line with the door and cam bumps away from the door.

10. Place the door back on the hinge pin (one person holds while the other person maneuvers the door bottom).

11. Replace the top hinge and reinsert the screws on top of the refrigerator. Dress the door so that it does not press hard on the rubber door gaskets (or the door will fail to shut automatically). Tighten the screws.

12. Replace the decorative plastic over the top hinge.

13. Open the door and replace the bottom refrigerator cover.

14. Replace the door shelves and all contents.

15 Close the door.
160 of 173 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Kevin from Enumclaw, WA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR2X4901, WR24X5231
Door would not close and seal properly
I found a little piece of the door closing cam broke off. While inspecting the door I found the bottom section of the seal cracked.

Parts were received within 3 days. Door cam was simple to replace. Door seal was a little tricky but tips on packaging helped me prepare the seal by heating in hot water. Everything went together and my 17 yr old fridge works great again.
39 of 50 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Patsy S from Ahoskie, NC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Door wouldn't stay closed & was out of alignment
Order 2 cams as recommended in other posts.
I didn't realize until the project was finished that the 2 cams fit together to tilt the door toward the refrigerator and force the door to catch.
1. Removed all items from door storage.
2. Removed top hinge cover held by single screw and top hinge plate held by two bolts.
3. Lifted up door to clear bottom hinge pin and removed door.
4. Turned door upside down and removed bottom hinge assembly held on by two bolts.
5. Replaced upper cam located on bottom of door and screwed the hinge assembly back on to bottom of door.
6. Drilled out the rivet that holds the lower cam to the bottom hinge pin.
7. Removed old lower cam and and replaced with new cam and secured to lower hinge assembly with pan head screw and nut (instead of rivet).
NOTE: The metal shim that goes between the cam riser & door was also broken, we used a small washer instead of the replacement shim.
8. Replaced door back onto lower hinge pin and secured upper hinge pin with original bolts.
9. Placed cover on upper hinge assembly and secured with original screw.
This is a project my husband and I completed together :)
Perhaps we will store lighter items on the door to lessen the chances of the cams deteriorating again.
24 of 26 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Randall from Ashburn, VA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Door closing cam had disentigrated over the past 12 years.
I read over the other posts here and went with jacking up the fridge door and setting it on (2) 2x4 studs. A nut driver was used to remove the bottom hinge. I then drilled out the rivet that held the old cam in place and then used a 3/16 rivet to secure the new cam. A rivet is not necessary as you can also use a nut and bolt to hold the cam in place. It took less time to order the part and install it than it did to drive over to the appliance parts store and pick it up. I ordered around 10 am and the part was here the next day at 2:00 (without special delivery costs). By 2:30 it was on my fridge.
24 of 26 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
WALTER from FROSTBURG, MD
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Cams On Freezer Door Broke
Removed top hinge and electrical connector (freezer door has ice and water dispensers) then had to turn off water supply to unit and disconnect the hose to the door and remove the spring protector from the hose -- this required removal of the compression fittings in the water line so spring would come off of the tube. Then removed bottom hinge from the door and used saw to remove the rivet that had held the cam to the hinge, used a nut and bolt to attach new cam. Put other cam (used two) in the hinge and replaced lower hinge unit on the door. Then reattached both hinges to the refrigerator and lined up the door put the spring protector and compression fittings back on plastic tubing and reconnected the water supply and electric fitting, turned on water to unit and prayed there were no leaks. Prayer was answered, the water dispenser worked properly and the ice maker filled with water so I then replaced the hinge cover on top of the unit and the grill at the bottom and had a pepsi. A few years ago I had replaced the cams on the other door which had no water/electic connections and was a much simpler job.
16 of 17 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Melvin from Philomath, OR
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Refigerator door would no longer self close
Moved all items from door storage into refrigerator shelves. Removed top hinge cover held by single screw and top hinge plate held by two bolts. Lifted up door to clear bottom hinge pin and removed door. Covered open front of refrigerator with plastic wrap to keep cold in refrigerator with door removed. Laid door on kitchen counter top and removed bottom hinge assembly held on by two bolts. Replaced upper cam located on bottom of door and screwed the hinge assembly back on to bottom of door (helps to keep the three plates in same sequence and note the position of cam). Drilled out the rivet that holds the lower cam to the bottom hinge pin. Removed old lower cam and and replaced with new cam and secured to lower hinge assembly with pan head screw and nut (instead of rivet). Replaced door back onto lower hinge pin and secured upper hinge pin with original bolts. Placed cover on upper hinge assembly and secured with original screw. Removed plastic wrap from front of refrigerator and moved the items that originally were stored in the door back to provide weight needed for door to close properly. All done and the door works like new, and all in less than 45 minutes. Would have been a more difficult job without the pioneering of people on this site. Thanks to all!
13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Stephen from Lutherville, MD
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR2X7213, WR2X4901
Door would not close fully on its own
I inspected the hinges and found broken cams and door stop on the bottom hinge. I found the parts list for the door and ordered the parts I thought I needed. I found that I did not look at the parts list for the body of the unit and missed a key item and that required me to order another part that made the repair. I should have dug a little deeper before I placed my order and it would have been even easier. I was amazed at the speed I received the parts I needed. I ordered the hinge pin mid-morning and the part was on my porch the next afternoon.
12 of 14 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Anthony from Highland Lakes, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Refrigerator Door Wouldn't Close Right
Get 2 "door closing cams" yep. Same as some others here. Found some black plastic pieces on the floor, when door wasn't closing right. I took the door off by taking off the top bracket. Very easy. Bottom bracket has the broken cam riveted to it. Need hacksaw to get this off then punch it through with hammer and a screwdriver. This is the only part that took a little while. Replace the closing cam and find a small nut & bolt or screw to replace the rivet you just sawed in half. Replace the closing cam that is on the bottom the the door as well. Even if yours isn't broken. Replace it anyway. Put door back on and done. Not a diffucult project if you know about the rivet and needing 2 closing cams beforehand. Good luck
12 of 16 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Christopher from N. Merrick, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WR2X7491, WR2X4901
Refrigerator door wouldn't close automatically.
Removed the top hinge with a socket and lifted the door off. Removed the bottom hinge from the refrigerator with same sized socket. Used a Dermel to cut out the old rivet holding the old mangled cam. Attached the new cam with a screw, washers and nut. Reattached bottom hinge to the refrigerator. Removed the bracket holding the second cam on the bottom of the door. Replaced the shim and cam. Reinstalled the door. No problems. Just don't make the same mistake I made. You need two cams. They interlock and work together to close the door automatically. The cams are identical. They are just off set by 90 degrees when the door is closed.
9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Allen from Paso Robles, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR2X4901
Refrigerator door wouldn't close
I weged a block of wood under the door to hold the weight then used a nutdriver to removed the two screws attaching the bottom hinge to the refrigerator. The plastic closing cam was broken and preventing the door from closing. I found some plastic washers in my junk drawer to install on the lower hinge as a temporary fix to keep the appliance operational until the correct replacement parts could be tracked down. I then called local appliance stores in search of the closing cam and learned that none of them had the part in stock. I then hit the internet and within minutes found a picture of exactly what I needed at PartsSelect.com and had it on order a couple minutes later. A couple days after that, the new hinge was delivered, Again, I proped up the door, removed the lower hinge and replaced it with the new the new one that included the new closing cam. I was very happy to have saved lots of time and money and my wife was even happier to have the refrigerator working properly again. :)
8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
Was this instruction helpful to you?
Customer Reviews
Average Rating:
15 Reviews
4.5
out of 5
Filter By Rating:
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
Keep searches simple. Use keywords, e.g. "leaking", "pump", "broken" or "fit".
Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS297995
Manufacturer Part Number: WR2X4901
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
363.9454280
Refrigerator - Kenmore Refrigerator Model 363.9454280 (3639454280, 363 9454280) Parts
Kenmore
36348042890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348042891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348047890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348047891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348252890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348252891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348257890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36348257891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358042890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358042891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358047890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358047891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358062890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358062891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358067890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358067891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358251890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358251891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358252890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358252891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358257890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358257891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358272890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358272891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358275890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358275891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358277890
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36358277891
Refrigerator
Kenmore
3638400410
Refrigerator