Depressurization of the refrigeration chamber occurs quite often due to a deformed or loose door. However, in the vast majority of cases, solving such a malfunction is not difficult at all, if the owners of problematic refrigerators have a few minutes to read this article and use one of the two working methods by which they can solve a serious problem. by them selves.

Hanging from the opposite end

For starters, depressurization most often occurs due to a loose fit of one or both refrigerator doors. At the same time, in most cases, replacement of the rubber seal is not necessary, since this problem occurs for a different reason. Therefore, in the absence of visible damage to the surface of the “gum”, you can try to hang the doors on the other side, since the cause of depressurization in this case may be a banal bias or due sagging to an overload.

True, to begin with, you need to make sure that the manufacturer of household appliances has provided such an option. Just look at the instruction manual, where there should be tips on how to perform this simple operation, or take a look at the opposite edge of the household appliance, where in this case, there should be plastic plugs to fix the hinges.

The procedure for rearranging the doors depends on the design of the refrigerator, but in general it looks like this:

  • disconnect the device from the network;
  • remove the top hinge panel;
  • disconnect the cable from the control unit by disconnecting the upper door cover;
  • unscrew the bolts holding the upper loop;
  • lift the door slightly to remove it from the central hinge;
  • unscrew the fixing bolts of the central buckle;
  • lift and remove the lower door;
  • unscrew the fasteners at the last loop, having tilted the refrigerator;
  • the axis and the leg to the lower loop are reinstalled in the left position;
  • unscrew the left leg from the body and transfer it to the right side;
  • we tie the corresponding loop in place of the left leg and return the refrigerator to its normal position;
  • we rearrange the door handles on the opposite side, if provided by the device;
  • we transfer both doors to the other side in the reverse order, simultaneously rearranging the plastic fittings (plugs of the holes) on the other side;
  • we connect the screen cable and install all the plastic panels in place.
Attention!!! We remind you once again that the procedure for moving the refrigerator doors to the other side depends on the design of household appliances and may differ slightly from the recommendations in this article.

With wedges

However, it is not always possible to eliminate the depressurization problem by simply moving the doors to the other side. Indeed, sometimes such a problem arises due to the fact that during operation plastic washers are erased on the pin at the middle or lower hinge, which are responsible for adjusting the height of the doors. If this happens, the seal simply ceases to be magnetized to the body of the refrigerator.

Solving this problem is even easier. First you need to go to any specialty store and buy a few metal washers, the inner diameter of which should be slightly larger than the diameter of the pin on the buckle. Then remove the door/doors (see above). We replace the washers (usually two or three pieces are enough) and reinstall the doors.

We hope that a few of these tips will help refrigerator owners solve the problem of depressurization of household appliances on their own in order to save on the expensive services of professional craftsmen from specialized workshops.