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I have a 1967 Sears Coldspot chest freezer. The front seal, which should be attached between the plastic door panel liner and the steel door itself has separated. Because it is not tightly anchored together, moisture gets in through this gap when the door is in the down position and ice builds up within the door, creating an even bigger gap in the front. I don't think it's as simple as replacing the seal, because you would have to pull the inner plastic liner off anyway. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: door liner on chest freezer broke due to ice build-up

if you can't find a replacement, use a piece of flat vinyl siding that goes on houses. You can heat it and bend it as needed, or cut it and screw the pieces to a balsa wood frame for lightweight support. Glue or epoxy probably won't work as the cold temps make them brittle but external caulking may be ok to hold the pieces together. Be sure to sand all edges and corners as the cut plastic can be sharp. If you can disassemble the unit and place the door face down, you can fill the cavity with insulating foam to help stabilize it.

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SOURCE: alot of ice builds up at the top part of the

yes. if the door seal is not making good seal then when the unit is running it will **** air in from where the seal is failing and create frost build up. need to inspect seal and make sure its making good contact.

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