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Lower Door Closing Cam

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Part Description:
This door closing cam is located on the bottom of the fridge/freezer door.
This part fixes the following symptoms: Door won’t open or close, Clicking sound, Fridge too warm, Door sweating, Noisy.
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Part number cross reference:
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.

Installation Videos

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Lower Door Closing Cam
Watch this how to video with simple, step-by-step instructions for a successful DIY repair.
Fixes the following symptoms:
  • Clicking sound
  • Door sweating
  • Door won’t open or close
  • Fridge too warm
  • Noisy
Tools used for this repair:
  • 5/6 inch nut driver
  • Small flat blade screw driver

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Installation Instructions

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The lower door pivots were simply worn out.

1 Prop door stay in place as you see done on utube.

2 remove pivot base connected to cabinet, remove 5/16 machine bolt from door to slide out upper portion.

3 install new pivot and reverse process.

--Freezer Door--

Same process including, turning off water supply, disconnect water and disconnect water and harness connection under door. This is due to these connections run through the lower pivot assembly.

Simple repair. Mine took around 20 minutes on both doors.

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Parts Used: CAM-DOOR , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Wesley from WAKE FOREST, NC

Refrigerator upper and lower door cams on the door bottom were worn out. Door swings open without the usual stop.

Remove upper door hinge and lift door up and out of bottom hinge. Pry out both lower door cams if possible from the lower door. If not possible, break the lower door cam, and then grind out the plastic part of the old door cam from the refrigerator door. Install new upper and lower door cams and put some lite grease on them. Lower door onto bottom hinge and reinstall upper door hinge.

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Parts Used: Door Cam - Black , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Tim from Crown Point, IN

Refrigerator door would not automatically close tight

Replaced bottom hinge and cam . Had to remove door but it was easy. However, had to have the star shaped screw driver head to remove door hinges. I was just lucky that my drill set had one.

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Parts Used: Door Hinge with Cam , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: John from Glencoe, IL

The door would not stay closed, the closing cams were completely worn out.

This is a very simple repair, by far the hardest part was emptying all of the condiments out of the door. After that was done I removed the top hinge cover and then the hinge. I lifted the door off of the refrigerator and set it on a card table so that it was off the ground. I took the worn cams off of the door and the refrigerator cabinet (one screw for each of them). I screwed the new cams into position and lubricated them with petroleum jelly. Then I put the door back in position and reattached the top hinge. It works perfectly again.

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Parts Used: Installation Screw , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Curtis from Highland, UT

Door was uneven and sometimes did not close

Watched the video. Had my parts and tools ready. Removed contents on door. Removed top bracket with 5/16 socket and removed door. Removed cam on refrigerator used screwdriver to pry up from base after removing screw. Had to take bracket off bottom of refrigerator because door cam worn into two pieces. Used crisco to lubricant cams pleased door on hinge used a mirror to help lineup. Replaced bracket works great.

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Parts Used: Door Cam - Black , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Paul from Florence, AL

Door made a clunking sound upon opening

Watched your DIY Video with no problems

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Parts Used: Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Chuck from O Fallon, IL

Door stayed 1/4" open. Light on, food spoiled (twice).

Replaced lower cam first. Didn't fix problem. Replaced upper cam, fixed. Very easy, watch video. But, website should have warned to check both parts. Plastic to plastic cams is a bad design.

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Parts Used: Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jan from Williamson, NY

Door not closing

replaced the lower door cam and closing cam. very easy remove all items from door take out top hinge pin. lift door off lower cam. set door on two chairs with cushions. removed set screw holding the cam and replaced with new. removed the one on refrigerator at bottom and replaced with new. gently placed door back on made sure that it was in line( you may need some one to help with putting door back, I did myself.). with the door shut replace the upper hinge pin plate and your good to go.

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Parts Used: Door Cam - Black , Screw , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: ROBERT from ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA

This is a side by side and the door was not easy to close. It did not line up with the freezer door.

Removed the top hinge and lifted the door off the bottom hinge. Used the socket wrench to remove screw and replaced both cams. Placed the door back and it closes perfectly now. It took longer to take the food out of the door and clean.

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Parts Used: Door Cam - Black , Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Diane from Los Ranchos De Albuquerqu, NM

Refrigerator door would not close on it own

FIRST REMOVE EVERYTHING FROM THE DOOR SHELVES. THERE IS A TOTAL OF 5 SHEET METAL SCREWS REMOVED AND REINSTALLED DURING THE REPAIR PROCESS. NEXT REMOVE THE DOOR HINGE COVER SCREW LOCATED ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER BEHIND THE DOOR. NEXT REMOVE THE THREE SCREWS THAT HOLD TOP DOOR HINGE. (NOTE:) DOOR IS A LITTLE HEAVY, LIFTOFF AND LAY ON LEFT SIDE. ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER REMOVE THE SHEET METAL SCREW FROM" DOOR CLOSING CAM" (BLACK PIECE WITH HOLE IN THE CENTER). CAREFULLY PRY CAM OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR. CAM IS SNUG JUST BE PATIENT IT WILL COME OUT.NOTE: I JUST REPLACED THE TOP CAM BECAUSE IT CARRIES THE WEIGHT OF THE DOOR. REPLACE CAM AND DO STEPS IN REVERSE ORDER.

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Parts Used: Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Theo from Norfolk, VA
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This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX11739042
Manufacturer Part Number: WP2182179


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