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U-Line 1175BEV door has a weak seal

Our U-Line 1175 BEV door needs to be eased closed gently and slowly in order to stay closed, otherwise pops open. Since my kids never ease it closed, it stayed open all night and is now flashing E5.

The seal is clean, not moldy or wet. The shelves are in line, there are no objects preventing the door from closing.

Is there a way to retrofit a stronger magnet in the seal so that it closes more readily? Any other suggestions?

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It is better to replace the magnetic sealer on your unit.

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