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Q: I have a GE side-by-side refrigerator. When you close the refrigerator side, the freezer side opens slightly. I’ve also noticed that you really have to pull hard to open the refrigerator door, much less than on freezer side. What could be wrong?
A: This is actually a good sign that the seals are very good. What happens is when you close the refrigerator door quickly the air pressure from closing the door has to come out somewhere, so you will see the freezer door pop open and then close. If you shut the door slowly, this will not happen. Nothing to worry about; this is normal.
Now, you should not have to pull much harder to open just the refrigerator door. The magnets do not go bad. What usually happens is the gasket and frame get stuff on them on the refrigerator side. You should take some cleaner or even Pledge and clean the frame and gasket off on all sides. The freezer gasket must be sealing well — if it weren’t the door would not pop open. Again, what you’re experiencing is pretty normal.
– Answer from Andrew K., service technician and expert on JustAnswer.
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