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Followup re Kenmore Upright freezer door problem Model No. 253 926 6412

Restatement of problem. The freezer door will not seal to the cabinet/frame. There have been no previous indications of any problem. What secures, i.e., seals, the door to the cabinet when the door is closed? Note: the seals are in good shape and clean. The unit is also square on the floor. Is the problem a parts problem, e.g., magnet? hinge? Adjustment problem? The problem could have occurred incrementally but without symptoms until the seal would not function or the problem could be a part or condition that simply occurred abruptly.

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The door seal is at fault. Regardless of the small tear it is not sealing well.
Take a dollar bill and close it in the door. Then pull on the bill to feel resistance.
You will find it pulls easily in some place. That is where your air leak is that is causing the condensation.
Do this about every 6 inches all the way around the seal.

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SOURCE: Freezer does do not have a tight seal at the bottom

it's an easy question! ans: support your leg in the bottom part of the door and pull the top part of the door with your hand with a great force.......it will seems to be bendind. dont worry. it will just make the door parallel................have a nice day :-)

Posted on May 15, 2009

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