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Author Topic: GE Monogram bottom freezer door adjustment  (Read 137 times)

Offline joeswamp

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GE Monogram bottom freezer door adjustment
« on: June 03, 2020, 10:27:16 PM »

So my ZICS360NMBL GE Monogram bottom freezer was starting to have a tough time in hot weather and so I decided to replace the freezer door gasket.

After replacement, I noticed that there is now a huge gap at the top of the freezer door, like 1/8". I guess the door has kind of a tilt to it, and the old freezer door gasket was squashed pretty flat at the bottom. Since the new gasket isn't all squashed, there's a gap at the top. I'm not sure if this gasket is magnetic. If it is, it's about the weakest magnet ever.

I found the service manual of this fridge and there doesn't appear to be any provision or procedure for freezer door adjustment, it's just supposed to be perfect. The door attaches to two drawer slides with eight screws (four per side). I suppose its possible that these drawer slides are worn, there is a little play if I lift on the door. Unfortunately the RH slide is no longer available, while the LH slide retails for $490.

Has anyone worked on these and experienced this problem? I guess I could fit washers between the slides and the door to try and level the door, has anyone done this successfully?  

Offline Pnwdad1981

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Re: GE Monogram bottom freezer door adjustment
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 09:04:40 AM »
I use a hand held pressure steamer to relax new gaskets but if you donít have one you can throw it in the top rack of dishwasher and run it through a hot wash cycle then reinstall. Just keep the door closed for several hours for it to cool and form fit. There are adjustment screws at the bottom but I would try that first unless your door looks like itís tilting then square it up.
🌲PNW Chris🌲

Offline Pnwdad1981

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Re: GE Monogram bottom freezer door adjustment
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 08:31:38 AM »
My bad, wrong model I was thinking of. No door adjustment for tilt. Probably had you scratching your head.
🌲PNW Chris🌲

Offline joeswamp

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Re: GE Monogram bottom freezer door adjustment
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 08:58:42 AM »
I ended up clearing out the freezer and removing the door, some condensation had built up in a corner which had frozen and pushed on the basket, which misaligned the door. Once I melted the ice with a hairdryer and cleaned everything out, the door fit perfectly -- out of curiosity I tried putting a washer on the bottom screws and it threw the door out of alignment.

I really like having the freezer on the bottom but I hate these drawer style freezers -- seems that any ice buildup in the freezer pushes on the baskets inside, which pushes the door ajar, which causes more ice buildup. I suppose the good thing is it forces you to clean the freezer periodically.  8)

Anyway thanks so much for the help!