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Seal around freezer door

How do you repair seal around freezer door(Model#et22dmxfw00).

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You will be best off buying a new gasket for the unit.

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Freezer frosting up in bottom and up the back. Not allowing freezer or fridge to cool properly. If defrosted it works properly for 6-8 weeks before frosting up again. Why has it started frosting up


You might try testing the seals on the freezer door using th edollar bill test:

To test the seal, use the dollar bill test. Place a a dollar bill or a piece of paper between the seal and the refrigerator and close the door. Now pull the paper out. You should feel tension as you pull. Retest along the entire door seal.

If it fits loosely in places, it's time to replace the seal. This happened to me with an older manual defrost freezer, and since it was both an energy hog (due to its age--they made them less efficient 20 or more years ago) and the seal would either be hard to find, or I would have to pay an appliance repair person $75 per hour plus the part, which was somewhere around $50 or more, if I found the right one. I decided to go frost-free and buy a newer one that was bigger, better lit with LEDs, and got interest-free credit for a year (I paid it off in 4 months).

If you buy a new one, reviews suggest that the ones with fancy digital controls may be less reliable in the long run and cost you money for repairs of the digital thermostat. I bought the same model except that it didn't have the digital control panel on the outside of the freezer door. I also saved a few hundred $ by getting the non-digital model.

If your door seal passes the dollar bill test, then your trouble is elsewhere. Mine was so bad I had to chisel the food out of the freezer. For the last week before the new one was delivered, I used packing tape all around the door to keep moisture out.

Donald

Jan 27, 2016 | Refrigerators

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Is your service free of charge? if yes what cause smowy ice around the freezer door in a refidgerator


This is caused by excess room air getting into the freezer because of leaky door gasket which should seal snugly on a dollar bill inserted between the gasket. Frequent or prolonged door opening will also allow room air in. The higher moisture content in the air freezes on the surfaces of the food etc.

Mar 12, 2011 | Refrigerators

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ICE DOOR SEAL IS LOOSE AND NOT SEALING CAUSING FROST BUILDUP


Hello,

This is the step you will use to repair your ice door seal that is loose.

There are screws under the fold of the freezer door gasket that holds the brace for the gasket in place. Lift the rubber gasket to expose the screw head, one section at a time. Just loosen the screw, and do not take it completely out.

As you loosen the screws, one section at a time, carefully remove the old gasket. At the same time, fit the new gasket into the groove. Make sure your new gasket is lined up properly.

Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.

Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

Check the seal by closing the door. You should have a nice, tight seal.

Good luck.



  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7rn3O8
  • Step 3 Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.
  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7gYaZ2
  • Step 2 As you loosen the screws, one section at a time, carefully remove the old gasket. At the same time, fit the new gasket into the groove. Make sure your new gasket is lined up properly.
  • Step 3 Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.
  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.
  • Step 5 fix-freezer-door-seal-1.5-120x120.jpg jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep5 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/k5/eg/fix-freezer-door-seal-1.5-800X800.jpg'); }); Keep the gasket clean to last longer. Check the seal by closing the door. You should have a nice, tight seal.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7JfY8i

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    We have an electrolux 26.0 cu.ft. side by side for 2 months and there is frost build up in the freezer and freezer door. What is wrong with it.


    i had the same thing with my Refrig/Freeze and the repair guy said that most times its a leak around the door seal. Take a piece of paper and put it between the door seal and where it touchs the freezer close the door see if the paper pulls out easly, if it does then you have and air leak, repeat it all the way around the door. Check the bottom side carefully. One other thing check the tempeture in the freezer it only needs to be between 0 and -5. Too cold will also cause air to be pulled through the seals.

    Jul 26, 2009 | Electrolux EI26SS55GS Stainless Steel ...

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    My frigidaire refrigerator is sweating on the inside. what should i do? its a one door model with ice maker and freezer on top. i don't remember the model. 5 years old.


    High humidly could cause condensation or the magnetic seal could be bad.
    A couple of things to try;
    The easiest thing to do first is to clean around the rubber seal very good with mild soap and water and the metal which the magnetic rubber seal contacts to seal the door. If you find a crack or a deformation of the seal it will let condensation it the refrigerator.
    Does the freezer auto defrost or is a lot of ice bult up around the freezer walls? If so manually defrosted the freezer.
    Dripping from the Ice maker water supply?

    Jul 15, 2009 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

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    Ice buildup around freezer door seal.


    Hi, Check and see if the gasket is leaking any where. Also check and see if the door to you ice dispenser is closing. Ice/frost only builds up around the door hen there is an air leak.
    I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further,

    Thanks
    Vic

    May 23, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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    KENMORE MODEL 596 BOTTOM FREEZER, FRIDGE NOT COOLING


    The freezer will stay cold because a small amount of cold air will be forced through the frost but that will not be enough to make it up to the refrigerator portion. You can defrost the unit by removing the metal panel and allowing the frost to melt. Careful use of a hairdryer can speed up this process. This will likely be a temporary fix. The root cause of excessive frost can be caused by a bad door seal or a defective defrost circuit.

    First check that the door seal is good by closing the door on a dollar bill at several points around the door, both on the freezer and refidgerator door. If you can pull the bill out with no resistance, the door is not making a good seal. Inspect the seal and make sure there isn't anything stopping the door from closing such as food, or a shelf not pushed in all the way.

    If the door seal is good, the defrost system is likely defective. The defrost system has three main parts, the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. None of these parts are particularly expensive, or difficult to replace you feel comfortable with repairing it yourself. If you can troubleshoot this by manually starting the defrost cycle. Let me know if you would like this procedure.

    Jan 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

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    Water at the bottom of the freezer door


    Hi there,
    The seals around a fridge or freezer door are of a memory type rubber compound.
    Therefore the way to repair / rejuvinate a seal that has become squashed over time is this.
    Obtain a hairdryer and on a medium heat warm up the seal, you will see it plump in front of your very eyes! work your way around gently untill the whole seal has plumped up.
    When done, allow to cool for a few minutes (if your hairdryer supports cold blowing then do that)!
    Then close the door, you will feel the difference.
    2 things to remember, firstly water and electric don't mix! Secondly ensure that you are only warminmg up the seal and not burning it, ensure you start from a distance.
    Hope this helps you, Chris

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