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Condensation on refrigerator front btwn top freezer and refrigerator doors

Frigidaire top freezer, bottom fridge. Actually is model FRT18TJHW1, but that is not in the product list below. It is going on 8 yrs old. Dial settings in both areas have not been changed in years. Same quantity of items in each area as typically are there. Neither area is empty or unusually full. We have recently noticed moisture on the front face of refrigerator - both underneath and below the edge of the freezer door bottom edge gasket. It is causing mildew/mold to form in the ridges of the top gasket of the refrigerator door. The freezer door gasket seems like it is nice and snug, but how can I know? What else can I check for? Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I have a similar problem-- the refrigertor is brand new, but there is some condensation on the front doors (both the freezer and refrigertor door). I've done the dollar bill test (that is, put a dollar bill in the door and see if the seal can hold it), and the seal is tight. Any ideas?

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I have the same problem with my frig in the basement. I get condensation and resulting mold on the top outer surface and related areas. This is from the surface being cold, with resulting outside moist air condensing on the cold surface. Best solution - spray/wipe the surface with a bleach and water solution, let it soak a few minutes, then wipe off with a rag. Add a drop of dishwasher soap to a mixture of roughly 4 parts water to one part bleach. Repeat if necessary. Do this as often as the problem seems to creep up again. Good luck!

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