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Lower Door Closing Cam – Part Number: WP2182179
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Lower Door Closing Cam

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$6.20

Fix Number: FIX11739042

Manufacturer #: WP2182179

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

Designed for use with select models of Refrigerators manufactured by Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, Estate, Crosley, Roper, and Inglis, this is an OEM replacement part for your existing Lower Door Closing Cam. To ensure this fits your appliance, please see the "Model Cross Reference List" below. The Lower Door Closing Cam raises the door to keep the door from touching the refrigerator liner when the door is closed. The most common reasons for replacing the Closing Cam are: the fridge door slips down when opened, the door doesn’t open smoothly, or doesn’t close by itself. This part is made of durable black plastic, is approximately 1.1"x1.5", and is sold individually.

Works with the following brands

Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, Estate, Crosley, Roper, Inglis

Works with the following products

Refrigerator

Fixes the following symptoms

Door won’t open or close | Clicking sound | Fridge too warm | Noisy

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Part Number: FIX11752991
Note: As per manufacturer a new screw is needed to mount door cam. This door cam is sold individually.
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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 19 reviews
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Customer:
Wesley from WAKE FOREST, NC
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Socket set
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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Customer:
Curtis from Highland, UT
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
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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Customer:
Dave from BURLINGTON, MA
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Refrige door made scraping sound when opened
removed door took old piece off and installed new one
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Customer:
Tim from Crown Point, IN
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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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Customer:
John from Glencoe, IL
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
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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Customer:
Paul from Florence, AL
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
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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Customer:
Chuck from O Fallon, IL
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Door made a clunking sound upon opening
Watched your DIY Video with no problems
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Customer:
Jan from Williamson, NY
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
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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Customer:
ROBERT from ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
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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Customer:
Diane from Los Ranchos De Albuquerqu, NM
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
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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Customer:
Theo from Norfolk, VA
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Socket set
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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Customer:
Leslie from Maple Valley, WA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Refrigerator door would not fully shut and tempeture would rise.
Removed the top cover over door hinge and then removed the nut holding the hinge. Lifted door off of cams. Removed nuts holding cams in place. Replaced cams and reinstalled nuts. Installed door and screwed top door hinge and cover in place. Complete. $2,500 replacement averted for $10.00
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Customer:
thomas from las cruces, NM
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Refrigerator door would not close w/o assitance
1, Open refrig door and removed bottom grill. 2, Closed refrig door. 3, Supported refrig door with wood block to hold door in position. 4, Removed three screws that mount lower door closing cam bracket. 5, Removed worn closing cam from lower cam bracket and replaced with new closing cam. 6, Assembled cam boss into the pivot hole of the refrig door and re-attached cam bracket with three mounting screws. 7, Removed wood support block. 8, opened refrig door. 9, Reinstalled lower grill. 10, Closed refrig door and ramped closed as expected.
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Customer:
JOE from SANDIA PARK, NM
Parts Used:
  • Lower Door Closing Cam
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Door designed to close by itself when left open accidently.
Quit closing by itself. Bottom plastic cam wprn out. Emptied door contents. Removed top hinge cover (one screw) and top hinge (three screws). Lift door out out of bottom hinge exposing "worn" black plastic cam. Removed screw holding cam. Replaced cam, door, and hinge cover. One person job, light lifting of door (est 40 lbs). Two day wait for replacement part. Frig still functional while awaiting part.
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Customer:
JOHN from Williamsville, NY
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Both cams wore out & door was not closing properly
With a socket simply removed latch at top of door & pulled door upward to remove. Replaced both cams, (one screw each) ,& reset door in place and replaced latch at top.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX11739042
Manufacturer Part Number: WP2182179
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
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106.58289990
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106.5858782
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Kenmore
106.59512290
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Kenmore
106.5951799
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106.59782290
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