Kung Fu Maintenance demonstrates how to fix a fridge door that will not close or stay shut properly.
Okay, got a fridge door here that’s not closing up properly. I’m going to
open it and then close it and you can see I can really push it and make it
go but I got to really push it. The way to fix this particular one is with
some washers. Going to be adding some washers to the right hand side, over
here and get this going. So, what we’ve got to do is move the two bolts. We
may have to remove the top freezer and go all the way down from there. I’ll
try doing it just from the bottom. If there’s not too much stuff on the
door. There’s a little bit, but I can probably prop it up with my box here.
That way we don’t want to put too much pressure on the hinge as I loosen
the deals here.
All right looks like a ten millimeter will work just fine. This one. Okay
and for propping up the box here. Just going to stick this under there
along with my rag. And that way we don’t put too much pressure on this
without the hinge in place. This way I won’t have to take
off the whole top portion. I can just leave the door in place. Otherwise
I’d take off the freezer door and take off the fridge door and then do it
And I’m just going to give a little pressure on the door to make sure it
doesn’t fall off on me. There we go. Now I’ll just lean that on the door,
pop the hinge down, add my spacers right here. Hopefully. It’s got a couple
of spacers here. Darn it. Would be better if these would seat down further.
Shoot. I may wind up having to split them. Nope. Split one there. What I’ll
do is I’ll put them in between, in between this one here since I split it.
Give it a little bit more body. Guess I’m actually going to take both of
these off. There we go.
That way this rotates on that one. And probably going to have to split this
one too. Okay. There we go. And that should give us enough space. Lift the
hinge up and anyway it’s going to put too much pressure on this portion
because it will squash out the pressure between the different washers. In
theory anyway. Okay. Now ready to put it back on. And they have to lift
that up a little bit. There it is. Get that right down in place, my ratchet
to forward. Okay. Okay. We’re in. I will test it out. Pull my box back out.
And we’ll give it a shot. See how it goes. Beautiful. Fridge door closing exactly how
it should now.