Tip & How-To about Refrigerators

Keep your refrigerator running longer

As refrigerators get older the door gakets dry out, to keep it from running all the time apply a thin coat of vasoline to the flat side of the door gasket. Do this on all sides and apply a little more to the side with the hinge (it gets the most damage with time) And dont forget to clean the cooling coils under it as well.

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