Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
I picked up a used RV fridge once and the seal around the door had weakened and stayed pulled out and away from the door metal.
There is generally a long strip of magnate inside the seal that helps the door to weld its self closed to prevent outside air from entering.
I was irritated with this because once they do not seal well then the fridge/freezer has a tendency to run more often, not to mention allow moister inside which of course causes freezer burn and ice build up and a higher temperature in the fridge and freezer.
So one day I was looking at it and one of those huge light bulbs appeared over my head.
I went and borrowed my ladies hair dryer and grabbed a pair of pliers.
By holding the seal in the damaged spot and pulling with some force, (But not too much force), and pointing the dryer on the high setting at the pulled out area it will heat the seal up and make it very soft. While holding it and the more it softens let off the pressure a little as to not allow the seal to tear on you. The plastic over the magnates get pretty soft.
After holding it out for a minute or so then move the dryer away but continue you hold the seal pulled out until it cools down. Release the seal once cool and test the door closed.
You may have to do this in several inches of the bad area and you may need to do it several times but with a little patience this will work.
It beats the hell out of having to fight with and replace the hole new seal.
Be sure to clean the seal on the magnate side and the metal it sticks to with some steel wool or a good stiff scouring pad to insure the best seal to take place.
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