When you open your fresh food or freezer door, warm air rushes inside. When you close the door, all the warm air rushes to the evaporator, which in turn causes a vacuum. If you close one of the doors but then need to open one again, the vacuum makes the doors will be hard to open for about 10 to 15 seconds after closing .Once the air equalizes, the door will open as normal again. 

If your doors are always hard to open:

  • Try rubbing paraffin wax or petroleum jelly along the edges of the entire gasket. Paraffin wax is used for canning and is safe for use around food.
  • Do not use candle wax as it may contain chemicals that are not safe for use around food.