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#1 johnjohn

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

frt8s6esbg frigidaire top freezer bottom frige. 

 

The frige door is rubbing the bottom of the cabinet at the end opposite of the hinges.  I looked at the hinges to see i there was  any adjustment but it looks like there is nothing. I can lift the door up and it closes fine. Can I just add a few nylon spacers to the bottom hinge pin? if so, is there a special part or can I just source them from lowes? anyone know the correct size?

 

The freezer door closes fine. 



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

There are nylon washers specific to your model but you can easily find something similar at your hardware store.  3/8" to 1/2" inside diameter should do.  You won't have too much room to play with, 2 or 3 spacers possible before top of refrigerator rubs on upper hinge.  Also check the thimble in the door where the bottom hinge pin goes for unusual wear.  Minimal adjustment is possible at hinges.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

The cabinets tend to bend on these causing the hinge to tilt, add a washer or two to the lower hinge screw to square up the hinge.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Today I added 2 nylon washers to the bottom stud and it solved my issues. If there was a bit more adjustment from the hinges, it would have cured the issue without adding the washers.  Is it normal for a door to sag like that? There was no play in the door or the hinges and the nylon washers that were in place were in tact. Thanks for the replies. 



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

A pretty common problem on all this style Frickadaire's!!!!!!!

 

I've had to use a saw drill to slot out holes in the center hinge to get the gasket to seal correctly, door sagging and about a 1/16" to 1/8" gap at top of refrigerator door gasket on handle side.

 

Only thing I can think of is the cabinet itself gets twisted somehow.


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#7 johnjohn

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

thats what i was thinking. Cabinet not square. Owell  all done now

 

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