Sub-Zero Door or Drawer Opens by Itself
- Why is the door or drawer opening by itself?
- Door pops or comes open slightly on its own after closing
- Door does not close as easily as before
- Refrigerator door will not stay shut
- Door is not self closing like it used to
- If unit is a new installation, verify the unit is properly leveled and installed to specifications.
- Inspect the path of door travel for any blockage.
- Inspect placement of food items inside unit.
- Inspect the door liner, door gasket, door shelves, interior shelves, and interior drawers to verify each is in proper location, properly closed, and not broken, ripped, torn, or bulging to a point that may block door travel.
- Verify nothing prevents the hinge mechanism from closing properly.
- Inspect the door hinge mechanism for any cracks, chips, missing screws, damaged plates, or broken cams.
- Replace any broken hinge components.
- For 600 Series models, see Gallon Door Shelf information.
- 511, 550, 611, and 650 units have two plastic cams in the lower door hinge. If these cams are damaged, door operation is affected.
- Some older 500, 300, and Undercounter Series used a spring-loaded, roller-style door closer. If this is replaced and installed wrong, it will push the door open instead of pushing it closed.
- For Designer (Formerly Integrated) products in a dual installation using the handle to handle dual install kit, the trim provided with the kit must be used or it prevents the door from closing and sealing.
- See also:
- Sub-Zero Door Easy to Open
- Over-and-Under Freezer Compartment Will Not Open or Close
- Sub-Zero Door and Drawer Self Closing Operation
- Ice or Frost Build-Up in Freezer
- French Door Model Flipper Seal Does not Close Properly
- Sub-Zero Designer Door Not Sealing
- Designer Dual Installation Handle to Handle or Dual Drawer
Refer to the product installation guide for further installation information.
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