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Here is the freezer door gasket you requested.

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Why the freezer door opens when the refrigerator is closed?


I have a refrigerator with a top freezer that was constantly popping open, just enough to let the heat in and melt anything inside. This can also cause heavy frost build up from condensing humidity in the air. The frost can build up on the front face of the fridge where it meets the magnetic gasket on the door making it even harder to keep the freezer closed.
The cause in my case was that slamming the refrigerator door sent a puff of air through the ductwork to the freezer above. The sudden pressure increase popped the freezer door open and the door wasn't heavy enough to close on its own. Since this is a beer fridge in my garage I fixed it by putting a stick on childproof latch from H-D on the freezer door. :-)
If this was our main fridge indoors, I would first check to see how much force it takes to open the freezer vs. the refrigerator section. It should be about the same. If not, check the freezer door gasket to be sure no food or ice is built up on it and that the mating surface is clean. Check that the door is closing parallel to the mating surface. A misalignment would make it hard for the gasket to seal or stay sealed. Adjust hinges if necessary. If all seems ok, check to see if the fridge is level or possibly needs to be adjusted so it tilts back just a bit to make the doors self closing and not fighting gravity to stay closed. If all else fails, inspect the door gasket to be sure it isn't broken or stiffened with age. Inspect the bottom of the door gasket with a mirror. I once had a side by side with what looked like a good gasket until I felt around the bottom of the door. Replace if necessary.

Dec 15, 2016 | Refrigerators

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Frigidaire frost free upright freezer door corner dripping


Hello Yellow, thank you for your post!

I understand that your Frigidaire freezer is dripping water out of the corner of the door. It is possible that with your power going out the heat may have caused the gasket to warp. Do you see any frost build-up? The water that is dripping could be coming from condensation within the freezer. I would recommend checking the gasket to see if it is allowing warm air to enter the freezer.

I recommend that you visually inspect the door gasket for defects such as gaps or tears. You can also use a dollar bill to test the door gasket. Place a dollar bill in between the door and the body of the freezer. If the dollar bill pulls out with no to little resistance, you may need to replace the door gasket. A faulty door gasket can allow warm air to enter the compartment and cause frost to condensation or a leak. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt

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Frezzer keeps icein over


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

There are several things to check:

1.) Door Gasket -Take a piece of paper. With the freezer door closed run the paper around the gasket. If you can do that, then you are not getting a good seal.
Repair: Clean the freezer door gasket with soap and water. While still wet, take a hair dryer and a spatula, going around the gasket, heat the gasket while pulling the gasket out to expand it.
Note: This only solves the problem if there is frost in the front area of your freezer.

2.) Freezer fan not working - In some cases, The freezer fan helps to prevent warm air from getting into the freezer.

3.) Food Storage - Make sure you do not overload the freezer, and that the food product is inside the bounds of the racks.

4.) Fresh Food Section Air Vent Wide Open - This is your probable cause: Heat goes to Cold like a magnet. When you open your fresh food section door and then close it you are forcing warm air up the vent that goes to the freezer. You probably have a broken air vent assembly.

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Instructlions edesa fridgefreezer


Since you didn\'t say, I do not know who manufactured the refrigerator/freezer of which you write. Nor do I know the model number. Fortunately, leaking freezers leave a wide evidence trail.

If the inside of a freezer door is icing up, that usually means there is an air leak to the outside of the freezer. Warmer, moist air is being sucked into the freezer, right where that moisture is freezing almost instantly, and depositing the ice right where the leak is. So, where you see the ice is pretty much where the air is coming in. That\'s where the gasket is bad.

The part that seals the door is called a gasket. It is a magnetized rubber strip that goes around the entire door, where the door contacts the main box of the freezer. As I said, this gasket is magnetic. Close the door and carefully check the entire perimeter of the door. (that means the whole rubber strip, every inch) Where the ice is on the inside, the gasket will be torn, folded over, or defective in some other way. There can even be tears in the folds of the rubber part of the gasket. Check it all, carefully. It should be readily apparent; kinked, torn, melted, yanked, out of it\'s channel, etc. The idea is to get it properly shaped so it seals to the main box of the freezer.

If you can repair it, do so. High quality silicone caulk can seal small tears in the rubber. If not, go to where you bought it, or call the 800 number and ask about a new gasket. Look for labels and/or plates, inside the door edges, on the back, anywhere. The info is there. Find it. A freezer door will not seal without a properly functioning gasket.

After the door gasket is repaired, set the freezer to maintain a constant temperature of 0\' F maximum. Get a freezer/refrigerator thermometer at K/Wal Mart or similar store and get the temps correct.

The fridge should be 40\'F MAX. 34\'F is much better. The freezer should be 0\'F max. 10\' below 0\' F is even better.

The leaking gasket on your freezer is sucking electricity and costing you money in electric bills. The sooner it\'s repaired, the quicker you will recover the money you spent on the new gasket.

If necessary.

Good luck.

Aug 19, 2014 | 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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    Freezer door pops open on Whirlpool Model WB FNGF V000


    Good day,
    If the gasket on the freezer door mates properly to the cabinet, and the door pops open when the main door is closed, then it means the magnets embedded in the freezer door gasket, have become weak.

    One thing you can do, is elevate the front of the machine slightly, and place items of weight in the door itself.
    Failing that solution then.......
    You will need to replace the gasket.

    It should be available at most appliance parts houses.
    Ask the counterman for instructions on installing. If he's good he will give you explicit instructions on how to replace the gasket.

    Follow those instructions, because if the procedure isn't followed, the door may become warped, and will not fit properly.

    Dec 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

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    I have a ge gss22kgpacc side by side, the freezer is working, lights, etc. all working, but the refrigeratoe side is not working, any insight? thanks, mike


    on most units they have two controls refrigerator control is electric t-stat that runs compressor freezer control think of it as a door colder freezer door is barely open warmer freezer door all the way open all cooling coils are in the freezer and a fan moves the air to refrigerater side possible problem fan not running
    door freezer control all the way closed
    light switch broken light staying on door gasket not sealing tight find door switch press verify light shuts off and fan starts
    look for torn or damaged door gasket can look from outside with light and see if gasket contacts case on all four sides
    freezer is cold enough so compressor is ok hope this helps good luck ron

    Dec 12, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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    Model gss20iepcbb freezer side works fine ...fridge


    on most units they have two controls refrigerator control is electric t-stat that runs compressor freezer control think of it as a door colder freezer door is barely open warmer freezer door all the way open all cooling coils are in the freezer and a fan moves the air to refrigerater side possible problem fan not running
    door freezer control all the way closed
    light switch broken light staying on door gasket not sealing tight find door switch press verify light shuts off and fan starts
    look for torn or damaged door gasket can look from outside with light and see if gasket contacts case on all four sides
    freezer is cold enough so compressor is ok hopr this helps good luck ron

    Dec 10, 2009 | Refrigerators

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    I always have icicles in the freezer and anytime we close one of the doors the other comes open and then closes again


    Door gasket defective, check for proper seal around door (gasket should be flush against frame when door closed). Also other possible cause is that when you close the door to the ref, the freezer pops open just enough to cause ice to build up around door. Check drain plug inside evap area of freezer, and repalce door gaskets.

    Oct 01, 2009 | GE GTS22WCP Top Freezer Refrigerator

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    Kenmore Frig-bottom freezer/freezer door pops open


    Replace a door gasket on a refrigerator....

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    Replace a door gasket on a refrigerator: The first thing to do when changing a door gasket is to check and see if you have the proper part before taking the old gasket off. Hold the new gasket up to the fridge door to make sure the gasket is the same size as the old one. Next step is to remove the wrinkles in the gasket caused by folding for shipping. Instructions with the gaskets say to soak the gasket in hot water. Another way is to use a hair dryer to heat the gasket and remove the wrinkles. Be careful not to burn the gasket with the hair dryer. Almost all gaskets in use today are magnetic. I am placing instructions here for the most common one. They have strips of magnetized material inside the gasket material to adhere to the cabinet when the door is closed. Therefore there is sometimes no up or down on the gasket. Some fridge's have magnets on only 3 sides and the side without a magnet is the hinge side gasket. But to be safe, check this before installing. You will certainly want to check for this on older refrigerators that have magnetic door latches. Some of these have no magnets on the latch side of the gasket. There are about three different ways of attaching gaskets. All will be addressed on this page. Remove the food from the shelves on the door. Loosen the screws that hold the metal strips that keep gasket in place on the top half of the door. Back the screws out about 1/4 inch. The gasket has a lip on it that seats in a groove under the top part of the metal strip. Pull the old gasket off. Work the groove on back side of the new gasket under the cutout in the metal strips that holds it on the door liner. Straighten and get good install before tightening screws. Run screws back up against the metal holding strip snugly, not fully tight. Go to the bottom and do the bottom half. By doing the top half first and tightening, then doing the bottom half, you will minimize any warping of the door. If there is warping of the door, we have not yet fully tightened the screws. so you can realign the door easily and then tighten the screws. Check the alignment of the door and be sure the gasket is sealing properly before fully tightening the screws. If the door is warped, (see picture) simply warp it back to a sealing position, then tighten the screws. There are instances where the gasket is too tight on the hinge side, and you may have to shim the door hinges out from the cabinet to keep the gasket from scrubbing when closing. .also use a little petroleum jelly on the gasket on the hinge side will allow the gasket to "settle" better. The hinge side must slide along the cabinet edge while the other 3 sides just close up against the cabinet. The jelly will allow the gasket to rub smoothly and also prevent squeaking noises. Maintenance of the gasket is important also. It should be cleaned on a regular basis. Clean the gasket and the mating cabinet surface with warm soapy water, rinse clean and dry it good. Putting a little baby powder on the sides (except the hinge side because we put the jelly there) will prevent the gasket from sticking and tearing. The heaters in the refrigerator used to keep moisture from forming on the cabinet attracts airborne materials and make the gasket sealing surfaces sticky. The powder will help stop this. Probably 75% of the fridge's made a few years ago use this edge under the metal track....some American made fridge's use the U shaped metal strip and the gasket pushes into the metal strip, (see a picture) the screws that hold this metal strip do not have to be removed or loosened. A lot of fridge's also use the metal strips with out the edge. Some Maytag's and Woods come to mind. The screws go through the metal strip and the gasket as well. The screws have to be removed completely to replace the gasket.
    Gasket sheet to assist you in replacing a common door gasket.






    Freezer door pops open when I shut the fresh food door:
    This happens because the refrigerators of today are air tight, the fresh food door pushes the air into the cabinet as it closes and the air has no place to go but up the air vent into the freezer and "pops" open the freezer door. First thing is make sure the freezer door is capable of closing properly and is not rubbing or catching anywhere. I sometimes add a washer or 2 to the center hinge under the freezer door so it doesn't rub anything. Put a little Vaseline ( or food grade silicone lubricant ) on the hinge side of the seal. I then raise the front of the refrigerator so that the front of the refrigerator is a little higher than the back of the refrigerator. Never level a fridge with a level. Once you have the door closing properly and front slightly higher than the back...let the fresh food door close from 90 degrees on it's own and the freezer door may "pop" open a little but will close again on it's own...and stay closed once all is set up properly. We see this more often now and have no trouble with the door staying open again after setting up the refrigerator properly.

    I hope this helps, and if you need more information On solutions just let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze

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

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