My turbo refrigerator is always coming open, could the magnets be weak
A model number is vital to assist you. Please look inside your Turbo Air refrigerator and find the data label there.
When you say the fridge isn't staying shut--it's opening on its own? Are your workers slamming the door shut? If you're in a restaurant setting, the answer is likely yes. The door can weaken over time and pop back open when it is slammed closed. You could also need a new gasket if the door isn't sealing.
Typically magnets don't hold the door closed, it is usually some kind of mechanism.
Plus, magnets typically take many years to lose magnetism.
Very likely that it's the cam hinge that is worn and its not staying shut or closing all the way and sealing to the frame. I am not sure about Turbo but Delfield uses cam hinges, Cleveland uses them too on some stuff and its pretty easy to check, they normally have a wimpy little chrome polished stainless cover over it that you can pry out and then you can see the cam, if its worn looking, cracked or all out broken. That would be the thing.
Level can also affect it, I know some fridges are just sadly placed on tilted floors and the door has to be closed by hand every time because its tilted so much.
Definitely check for level. You might even want to prop the front up a few millimeters to help.
I can't even imagine a magnet loosing its force on a fridge, maybe if it was used in something really hot but not a fridge.....
Check your hinges and level, like John said, door gasket might also be the problem.
They don't lose magnetism,. When you first get a new gasket it will barely hang on the fridge. We always try to place them on a magnetic material for 24 hours before installing them as it help them to normalize and work better. It also helps take out the bends from shipping for the install.
Submerging the new gasket in a hot sink of water ensures all wrinkles be removed and that you get a smooth factory type fit when installing into the dart opening of the door. Any more problem with door staying closed may have to do with sprung hinges or bent (warped) door itself.
Probably a cookie sheet inside is too big and is pushing on the inside of the door. No material except Kevlar used on a gasket will outlast a magnet. Sometimes the cooks bend the door. If it was a magnetic issue, first question how the magnetic sticks to stainless steel? It will be on that side and I'm not telling.
Check the gaskets to make sure they are in tact. Often the hinge side will get displaced and cause a high point that prevents the door from seating. also look for a twist to the door from being forced onto something. Often cases are not kept level and load makes them deform over time from the weight The bigger the case the more likely this happens. You may also have a spring loaded lower hinge that the spring is broke or the later ones have plastic ramps that close the door. They get dry of lube and wear out over time.
Is this a single, double or triple door unit?.
The cam hinge is adjustable. Remove the cover plate on hinges. Both at same time. Loosen screws on side attached to door only. Pull hinged side of door away from frame, top and bottom equally. This relieves pressure on on hinge side that is popping it open.
If this does not work, push a chair against the door.
Replacement cams are available if needed. You don't have to buy the hinge.
Pivot hinges are adjustable also.
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