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Door Closure Cam Kit – Part Number: R0181181
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Door Closure Cam Kit

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PartSelect Number PS2168612
Manufacturer Part Number R0181181
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part helps with the closing of the door and helps keep them in position.

This part works with the following brands: Amana, Maytag, Kenmore, Litton, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Crosley, Caloric, Gaggenau, Admiral, International.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

This part fixes the following symptoms: Door won’t open or close | Clicking sound | Door Sweating | Fridge too warm

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Russ from Asheville, NC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R0181181
Door would not close
After emptying the refrig. door, I unscrewed the plate on the top of the refrigerator that covered the door bolts. Then off with the three bolts. I removed the door by lifting it up a few inches. The two parts of the door cam were easily removed and replaced with the new part. BEFORE REPLACING the door spread vasoline on both cam parts.
(Not after as I did. The second time you do any of these repairs go SO much better :o)
After putting the door back on, adjust the tension of the screws holding the door in place if needed to align the door on the cams so that it shuts completely. Failure to do this will require taking the top off the door again. (see comment above on "... second time...")
If all is properly aligned, the door should swing completely shut.
Even with the mistakes that required removing the door to lubricate the cams, and removing it AGAIN to readjust the screws on the top to properly align the door on the cams, this was a twenty minute job. My wife and I were still speaking to one another at the end of it- a sure sign of an easy repair.
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Arau from Haverhill, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
R0181181, WPA3073101, 8009
The door was crocked and wouldn't shut properly
Everything was easy. I read one of your other reviews and it gave me the confidence to try it myself. First i toke off the cap at the top of the door then the three screws. I lifted the door off so i could be sure the cam was my only problem then put the door back on. That took 5 mins. Then I got on the computer and ordered the parts i needed. Two days later the parts arrived and and i took the door off again. Then put the new cam on, applied a litle vasiline, put the door back on and forgot that i ever had a problem. Thanks for the help. Doug Arau
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william from avon, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
R0181181
Door cam worn out
remove top plastic cover / phillips screw driver
remove top door bracket / 5/15" socket
lift off door
remove pieces of old cam / phillips screw driver
replace cam/ phillips screw driver
replace door
replace top bracket / 5/16" socket
check alignment
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Michael from Blue Springs, MO
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R0181181
Bottom freezer door hinge broke
I removed the plastic cover from the top hinge and loosened the screws. The magnet seal kept the door in place so I removed the top hinge and tried to lift the door off the bottom hinge but the water line wouldn't let it go. Since I don't use the water feature, I just cut the water line and lifted the door off. That's when I discovered the hinge pin was actually broken off, not just the cam. I went ahead and replaced the cam kit and put it temporarily back together, got right back on line and ordered the bottom hinge. The service was again very fast and in a couple of days I received the bottom hinge, repeated the whole process again and this time replaced the bottom hinge assembly, put some petrolium jelly on the cam kit and now it works smooth and perfect.
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Elaine from Milton, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
R0181181
Part of cam broke off bottom of fridg. door & it quit closing automatically
Took longer to move food from door to inside fridge & take grandkids' artwork off door, & then put it all back than it did to replace cam.
1. Used phillips head to undo 1 screw holding cover over top bracket; lifted off cover.
2. No need to have someone hold door while you remove top bracket; magnets in door gasket will hold it tight to fridge. Used socket to remove 3 screws in top bracket & lifted bracket up off top of door.
3. Door's not heavy. I stood on a sturdy chair to get better leverage. Opened the door enough to break the magnetic seal & llfted it up off bottom bracket. I moved it over just enough to get to the cam, rested the bottom of the door on the floor, & leaned it up against the open front of the fridge to help preserve chilled food.
4. Removed the 1 screw holding in the bad cam to the bottom bracket (uses smaller socket than screws on top bracket).
5. I checked part that goes up inside bottom of door & it was fine, so did not replace it.
6. Trickiest part: putting the door back on. I put a hand mirror on floor by the right corner & facing up so I could see the underpart of the door as I lifted it eased it down on the right place.
7. Closed door, made sure it was straight, replaced top hinge & cover, food, & artwork.
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Keith from Glenview, IL
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R0181181
Lower RH door hinge was making a snapping noise because door closure cam screw backed out and damaged cam by egg-shaping hole.
Removed door. Removed old cam closure assembly. Noticed that there was almost nothing inside the door for screw to screw into(only styrofoam insulation), which is why original screw backed out. Bad design. Got longer screw at bigger diameter. Pushed high strength glue into hole, on screw threads, and underneath screw head. Assembled. Crossed fingers. About three weeks have passed and so far, so good.
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FRANK H from JUPITER, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R9800058, R0181181, 10849401
Door Dropped & No Self Closure
Cam kit took 15 mins. To install ,it took longer to remove and put back contents of door bins !
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Ronald from Cumming, GA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
R0181181
Replaced door cam closer
Replaced the part--
Door snaps loudly everytime it's opened or closed.
Correct replacement part and lubed with vaseline,
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Gregory from Garden Grove, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R0181181
Replaced 1 broken door cam set
As the prior stories mentioned, this was a fairly easy fix to a nagging problem. Heck, we almost bought a new refer over this, cuz the door would keep popping open.

Needed a screwdriver, and a 5/16" nut driver (mounted in elec. drill). Have two people for this one! Emptying the door would help out tons too. ('course, I didn't do that!)

With the door closed, remove the plastic cover on top by removing 1 phyllips screw. Then, using drill mounted 5/16" nut driver, remove 3 hinge screws. Remove hing by lifting up. Now, carefully open and remove the door. Here is where the 2nd person comes in. There are 2-3 1/4" screws (Must use a 1/4' NUT DRIVER, SOCKET OR MAGNETIC BIT HOLDER) on the bottom of the door to remove the broken plastic cam. Also, you must remove the bad cam from the bottom hinge using I believe the 1/4" nut driver.

Finally , one person lift the door while the other kneels on the floor to help giude the door back onto the bottom hing pin. Close the door, ensuring that the top of the doors are even, and secure the 3 top hinge screws. UR done!

Greg
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Charles from Daphne, AL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
R0181181, WP10361805, W11227370
Refrigerator door wouldn't stay closed.
Took everything off the door then removed the door from the refrigerator. The old cam unit was completely gone and the shaft for the cam was digging into the door. Installed the new cam and shim and put the door back on. Worked perfect.
Much easier than my wife and I thought it would be. We're both in our sixties and have never done anything like this before. Thank you.
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Model Cross Reference

Brand
Model Number
Description
Amana
1999A
Refrigerator
Amana
1999A-P1193906WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Amana
1999CIWA
Refrigerator
Amana
1999CIWEA
Refrigerator
Amana
1999CIWEL-P1171101WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
1999CIWEW
Refrigerator
Amana
1999CIWEW-P1171101WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
1999CIWL-P1121502WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
1999CIWW
Refrigerator
Amana
1999CIWW-P1121502WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
1999W
Refrigerator
Amana
1999W-P1193906WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Amana
2599A
Refrigerator
Amana
2599A-P1190419WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Amana
2599CIWA
Refrigerator
Amana
2599CIWEA
Refrigerator
Amana
2599CIWEA-P1170601WL
Refrigerator - SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Amana
2599CIWEL-P1170601WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
2599CIWEW
Refrigerator
Amana
2599CIWEW-P1170601WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
2599CIWL-P1121501WL
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
2599CIWW
Refrigerator
Amana
2599CIWW-P1121501WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Amana
2599W
Refrigerator
Amana
2599W-P1190419WW
Refrigerator - SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Amana
2699A
Refrigerator
Amana
2699W
Refrigerator
Litton
35271
Refrigerator
Amana
35271-P1121805W
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Amana
35271W-P1121805WW
Refrigerator - 20, 25, & 27 CUBIC FOOT SIDE BY SIDE ICE AND WATER