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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2005 06:42 pm
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I got 2 years old GE Profile 2 Door Side by Side Model# PSS26SGPASS. About a week ago I noticed that the refrigerator door seems to pop out/not closing properly. When I checked it is closing just seems like it's does not sucked the door anymore. So it makes the freezer door and the fresh food door uneven. It doesn't loose the coldness, temperature inside is ok.

The thing is that if I open and closed my freezer door it will pop out open a little bit and leave it open. Problem if my kids do this, they won't pay attention on this.

I'm thinking maybe the gasket problem? Is it that quick, it's only 2 years. What is the remedy?

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Andre

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Hummm, probably not a gasket problem.   Make sure the front of the box is 1/2 to 1 inch higher that the rear, has to be this way for the doors to close properly.  Also look at the can risers/door closers under the doors, if these wear out the door will not close either.



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I have an older model similar to this one from 1996.  It has the small door on the main door for milk storage.  I replaced the magnetic gaskit and now it doesn't close right on the lower left hand side.  I notced the the fridge door is lower than the freezer.  If I prop the door up with a peice of wood the gasket wil seal.  It seems like there maybe a problem with the hinge.  Is there a bolt and nut for adjusting on the top side insde of the interior of the fridge door.  I can move the door up and down vertically. 

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Also look at the can risers/door closers under the doors, if these wear out the door will not close either



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Hello,

I think my Fridge has the same problem. 8 yr old GE Profile PSS26SG. Wife claims that the doors used to seal so well that she couldn't open the door right after closing (during door suction). Now both doors open with no effort. How does the suction system work anyway? The gaskets look fine.

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There is no 'suction system' on the refer..........You are getting a small dose of physics..     When you open the door, cold air is heavier..it flows out  the bottom...........In goes warm air, when you close the door, the air inside contracts....it equalizes it self in a few seconds  ( maybe some one could enplane it a different way )  .....yours could be as simple as the ice hopper door not closing all of the way, it would create a way that the air would equalize faster/ make the 'no suction sound'..............look at the gaskets all the way around the doors, more so at the bottom of the doors...........................

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Interesting. Thanks for the Physics lesson. As I never felt it on other fridges, thought there was something special about this one. Looks like I need to clean the gaskets.

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How's the Door Gaskets ?

Try the George Wa$h1ngton test.

Close the Door on George and take him for a ride around the Door Gaskets and check to be sure he stays snug.



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