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Kitchenaid Refrigerator Door won't close all the way.

  1. Seal on the hinge side of the door slightly deformed with a very small fold. Used heat gun to warm and reform seal and then lubricated the seal and the mating surface with silicone lubricant. Works as new.

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Old whirlpool upright freezer door got left slightly ajar. Light on inside. Rubber around door warm and won't seal.side of freezer warm. Stuff melting. What can I do?

Other than replacing the seal, you don't have many options. Theres two things you might want to try. First check the door alignment, make sure the gap is equal all around the door, Make sure a hinge hasn't moved. If it's just the seal being bent out of shape, you could try heating it with a hair dryer. Just run the dryer back and forth over the deformed area until the gasket/seal is soft, then close the door and hold it firmly in place while the seal cools. . . It may help. Good luck to you!

May 03, 2015 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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new freezer seal leaks air

take a hand held hair dryer and carefully heat the seal in that area,it may then conform to the door better

Feb 07, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Maytag Model MSD2454GRW side by side - the refrig door is not sealing tight about halfway down the door. Is there a adjustment I can make to help to door seal properly?

Check to be sure the frig is sitting level. You should have leveling adjustment on each side below the doors and behind the grille. Also, on the bottom door hinge (usually fridge side) should be an adjustment to raise or lower the door to align the doors. After that if you simply have a deformed seal you can try carefully heating the seal with a hair dryer to soften it and should smooth out the wrinkles. Be careful not to over heat the seal. Good Luck

Mar 12, 2011 | Maytag MSD2454G Side by Side Refrigerator

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after defrosting door will not seal well

Check there are no small vegetables stuck in the seal. Crazy, I know, but it's amazing the places frozen peas can end up.

If there's nothing caught in the seal, perhaps the seal has deformed. How did you do the defrosting? Sometimes people use knives and damage parts of their freezer. Some people use boiling water, which can cause damage to seals. If the seal has become deformed, you will most likely need a new seal.

It might also be worth checking the door hinges; if the door isn't flush with the opening, the seal won't seal properly. Defrosting shouldn't cause any problems with the door, but sometimes accidents happen.

Good luck!

Oct 09, 2010 | Woods Freezers

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The refridgerator door won't seal propertly. We

It could be a bad seal or the door could be sprung without seeing it it is hard to tell. Check the hinges make sure door is properly attached. If it appears to be sprung try pulling on the top of door and pushing on bottom to spring it back into place.... Just not too hard.

Mar 17, 2010 | KitchenAid Superba KSRS27CN Side by Side...

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