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Old 09-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Fridge door won't open

It's no big deal, but my fridge won't open.

Well at least it won't open easily...

There is a small grey plastic tab on the "jamb" of the refrigerator door opening. This piece catches the door and won't let it open, even when I am pressing the release on the door. I can use a knife to depress the small tab and that allows the door to open, so I'm not going to starve any time soon .

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that the door won't fly open as we go down the road, but I doubt that this is the purpose of that grey tab.

Before I consider removing that small tab, I'd like to know its purpose. Anyone know what the tab is for? Can it be adjusted? Or is my fridge now under lock and key with a butter knife for a key?

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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The tab might be the way to keep it open during storage...... will it slide toward the hinge side? That is what mine does.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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The grey tab doesn't move. It does seem to fit into the plastic piece that is used to prop the door open for storage. That may answer the "what is it" question. I still have the problem of not being open the door...
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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It's no big deal, but my fridge won't open.

Well at least it won't open easily...

There is a small grey plastic tab on the "jamb" of the refrigerator door opening. This piece catches the door and won't let it open, even when I am pressing the release on the door. I can use a knife to depress the small tab and that allows the door to open, so I'm not going to starve any time soon .

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that the door won't fly open as we go down the road, but I doubt that this is the purpose of that grey tab.

Before I consider removing that small tab, I'd like to know its purpose. Anyone know what the tab is for? Can it be adjusted? Or is my fridge now under lock and key with a butter knife for a key?

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The plastic peice is what the latch catches to stay closed an it also serves as a catch for the blue plastic inserts that hold the door open during storage. I see one of two things may be happening here:

1. When opening the door you need to press in on the 'latch' below the door handle to release it from the 'catch' on the jam.
2. If you are pressing in on the latch to release it the latch is not moving far enough to clear the catch - press harder, the latch is not adjustable on mine.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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Upon further review and looking closely at my Fridge I found if I press the latch straight in it does not clear the catch. If I press the latch making sure I press towards the center of the fridge door it clears easily. Another possibility is if the grey catch when installed is not all the way into the hole on the jam it won't clear and I am wondering if it could be tapped on in to seat properly. Just a thought.
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Your response was right on. A tap or two put the tab a bit further into the jamb. Seems to work a good bit better now.
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Your response was right on. A tap or two put the tab a bit further into the jamb. Seems to work a good bit better now.
AWESOME!!!

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