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How to tell if you need a new fridge seal?

So, you'r wondering, "Do I need a new Door Seal on my Fridge?" Well one simple, and foolproof method, is to use a large Torch, turn the Torch on, and place in middle shelf, of the fridge, facing OUT, now, Close the Door, (It may be best to do this at night actually), Now, have a look for any light escaping, around the door, anywhere you see the light, is an area where the cold, gets out. Sometimes you can see if manipulating the Fridge Door Seal & Magnet, at those Areas, and sometimes you can get small areas to close up, but if you have any big areas, or many, many, small areas, then it is time to Replace that Door seal For sure. There should actually be NO Light at all. The door seal should seal 100%, if not, then as related, the Door Seal, must/should be replaced.

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Normally if the you think the seal is too old than it is, I normally work on commerical fridges and the way that I check is too shine a torch inside the fridge and see if you can see any light gaps.

Where abouts are you and I will recommend someone to be able to change the seals. Normally they are about60-110 Supply or 80-120 supply and Install.

I would highly recommend getting someone in to change it for you thou as If done wrong it can warp the fridge door

Hope that helps

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