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UPRIGHT FREEZER DOES NOT APPEAR TO SEAL AS TIGHTLY AS IT ONCE DID

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You need a new door gasket

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My frigidaire automatic defrost upright freezer gets ice build-up at the top right at the front any suuggestions


This is just a general answer but it may mean that the door seal is leaking. Try running a dollar bill under the seal to see if that area is looser than the rest of the door seal.
Look inside the freezer for model number.
How to Check Freezer Door Seal DoItYourself com

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Frigidaire upright freezer door will not seal


Hi Chris, this is AP! Thank you for your post.

I understand you are having trouble with the door sealing on your upright freezer. Many times this can be caused by the freezer not being leveled. If the freezer is not leveled during installation, the door may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems. To level your upright freezer use a carpenter's level to level the freezer from front-to-back. Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, 1/2 bubble higher, so that the door closes easily when left halfway open. I hope this information has been helpful.

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Door seal not tight on upright freezer


Check the door sits straight and square on the front. You can "adjust" with the heel of your hand to make it sit flat against the frame. Even a poor seal shouldn't make frozen food thaw - check and clean the condenser and fan

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MAGIC CHEF FREEZER THE DOOR IS NOT OPENING FOR 8.8 CU FT UPRIGHT FREEZER MCUF88W -- BRAND NEW JUST BOUGHT?? HELP


If You run Your finger in between the rubber seal that is resting on the freezer and the frame of the door , the rubber seal will break lose. When you open the door the seal is attache to the door.
Just had the same problem after unboxing.
Simple, just be sure to do the entire door.

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I have 20 cf Whirlpool model #evl202nxtn freezer,I can feel cold air from the top of the door seal.Anyway to stop this with out replacing the seal.The freezer 18 mth old.Thanks


oh wow . i have the same freezer with same exact problem. i bought it brand new. i can definately see the seal on top is not installed properly. i always thought it was only my freezer but i guess its a manufacturing issue.

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I have a Frigedaire Upright freezer, Model says


to verify what i think could be the problem i would need the complete model number so i can recheck what i am about to tell you
the freezer has a heater where the door gasket seals itself on (not on the door behind gasket but on the freezer itself) see if you can feel if it is warm where the gasket rest on the freezer this help it get that solid air tight seal. and prevent ice build up on gasket

well this maybe one possible without being there its alittle hard to tell what else hope this was alittle helpful

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Freezer door does not close tightly.


You can try replacing the seals and or adjusting the hinges.
That may work.

Be aware that if the unit is over 10 years old it is probably using twice as much power as a new one would and costing you an extra $75 to $100 annually to run over a new unit. Could be more than that if the door seals are not tight as well.

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My woods upright freezer keeps frosting up at the top with several inches of frost. It is a manual defrost freezer. Any suggestions?


check your door seal, by closing the door on a strip of newspaper all round the seal. this fault is usually air getting inside the freezer, it rises to the top making thick ice or snow.

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New freezer has bad door seal


it often works to warm the seal with a hairdryer and reshape it

Nov 29, 2008 | Haier Freezer HUF168PA 16.8 Cu. Ft....

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Door seal


i wouldn't worry about vacuum seal. door gaskets contain a low powered magnet around the entire face for "contact" seal, id look into perhaps something placed on one of the shelves or door blocking the door from closing as tightly as you remembered. if you have a problem with that gasket. it would have to be physically ripped and where it didn't make contact you would have an influx of warm air resulting in ice balls forming inside door liner adjacent to seal

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