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Refigerator door doesn't stay sealed shut

When I close the refrigerator door, it seals shut for a minute or so and then breaks its seal and pops open slightly

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  • drev Sep 24, 2007

    There is a small crack in the seal that I finally noticed when cleaning the seal strip. Is a small crack enough to break the seal for the refrigerator door on my 650 Sub Zero? I wedged the door shut last night, and now it appears that the seal is working. For how long I don't know.

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Check the seal condition for any damage, crack and etc. Ensure you check the whole seal. Clean the surface (seal and the contact) from any dirt/oil and etc.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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