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Upper left hand corner door does not seal

Upper left hand corner door gasket does not seal but the gasket seems soft and pliable. We have loosen screws in that area to no avail. It is a manual defrost and a few days after defrosting it is ready to do it again.

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I wish to remove the Door. How do I disconnect the wiring Harness from door to freezer?

unplug from the outlet before this,,open the door,unscrew from behind the door seal,take off the plastic inside door,then unplug everything and then unbolt the hinges

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Hello Jerry;

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

You need to provide a model number for me to give you the gasket part number and price. The model number is on a label in your fresh food section on the upper side wall.

You have a bottom freezer, Right? These bottom freezer drawers are had to seal all of the time. They can get off track and not seal properly. It is not uncommon for them to ice up around the door gasket.

Lets try this first:

1.) Clean the gasket.

2.) With a hair dryer and a kitchen spatula, Heat the gasket while pulling gentle out on the gasket, to expand the gasket.

3.) Run a piece of paper between the gasket and the freezer front. If you can do this, then you still do not have a solid seal.

Feb 25, 2015 | Freezers

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I have a Frigidaire freezer that is about 5 years old. I get ice build up inside the top of the door. The door appears to be closed.


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

1.) Due you have the freezer in your garage? Freezers and refrigerators are not designed for the drastic temperature change through the seasons. If you had a service contract, your contract would be canceled.

2.) If you can run a piece of paper between the top door gasket and the freezer body you do not have a tight seal. Repair - Recondition the gasket. Wet the door gasket with water, with a hairy dryer heat the gasket while genteelly pulling the gasket out to expand with a spatula.

3.) If the gasket is good, then you are getting moisture either thru the top front of the unit or the top of the door.
a.) Inspect the liner where the ice build-up is. Are there cracks? Repair - Seal cracks with a good silicone adhesive.
b.) Inspect the upper door section and the front top of the freezer for possible leaks in the joints. Here again seal with adhesive.
c.) If the top of the door is expanded, then you have moisture in the door and need to replace the door. You will never get the moisture out of the insulating material.

Feb 12, 2015 | Frigidaire Freezers

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There are a bunch of 1/4 screws around the door inside underneath the gasket. Make sure you unload all the food from the door. Unscrew the upper half first, remove half of old one and install a new one. Then the other half. Tip: Don't unscrew the screws all the way. Just loosen them up.

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Jan 20, 2011 | Maytag Freezer 20 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

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Door not sealing properly. Visible gap in the upper left corner. Notice ice building up near gap. How do I fix it?

dear sir,
i think your freezer,s door there is one rubber between door and body it has been turn and damaged its need to replace. after change this rubber your who is sealing your freezer,s door your ice problem will be solve.

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Jul 08, 2010 | Kenmore 13.7 cu. ft. / 388 liter Upright...

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How do I change the door seal on a gibson UR freezer?

The most important thing is to make sure the new seal is warmed up to room temperature so it is soft and workable. Since the seal on mine is attached to the top door there is nothing to gain by leaving the door attached. Working upside down would leave the door open longer than just taking it off.

If you still have food in the freezer just put blankets over the top until the door is back on. If you have screws holding the seal it will go much easier. Mine has plastic pins that break easily pulling them out.

Get the edges as straight as possible to avoid leaks.

Sep 19, 2009 | Freezers

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I have a kenmore upright freezer model #253.9266411 there is a gap in the upper left side does anyone know how to adjust the door? The seal is fine

I'm assuming you don't want to replace the door seal. Open the freezer door. Stand "inside" the open door and place your foot at the right bottom corner (looking from the inside). Place your hand in the top right corner and pull it very slightly toward you. Do this in small amounts until the gap closes making sure you don't open one at the bottom.

An alternate method is to warm the gapped section of the door seal with a hair dryer to soften the rubber enough to allow the magnet within the rubber to pull the seal gap closed. This has worked for me numerous times by making small adjustments at a time. Good Luck

Sep 02, 2009 | Kenmore Freezers

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Door doesn't close properly, leaks water

If the door seals are still pliable and intact there are two possible causes.

1/ The upper door hinge on the top of freezer unit has two adjusting screws under a plastic cover/cap which allows the upper hinge to be set forward or back altering/adjusting the spacing of the door seal to the freezer body. Moving the hinge outward at the top will cause the door to seal tighter at the bottom and lessen escaping cold air and condensation to form (water droplets). Adjust carefully so as not to create a weak seal (air gap) along other sealing edges of the door frame.

2/ Many United Refrigeration Commercial Freezers are manual defrosting. Moisture from inside the freezer can condense between the inner molded door panel (door shelves) and the exterior metal door. Usually ice buildup will occur in this space, but when defrosting or during high ambient temps the ice will melt and drip out along the bottom door edge/seal. Screws alomg the door frame (hidden by the door seal) hold the seal in place and also the inner molded door panel. The inner panel can be removed to replace the seal or to remove the ice buildup.

Jun 04, 2009 | Freezers

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I'm getting ice build up at the top of my Amana upright freeze.

This means the seal at the top is not tight and air is leaking in.

There are 3 possible fixes:
1. Loosen and Rehang the door so that a piece of cash-register receipt paper cannot easily be pulled thru the seal when the door is closed (all the way around) get someone to help. Dont take the door hinge screws out, just loosen them, push the door in to compress seal and tighten them again

2. Replace the seal ($12-30.00) - Take make, model and serial number of the appliance with you to eliminate a return trip.

3/ Treat with Armor All to make gasket seal soft again (2-3x) and give it a wipe all the way around with Vaseline.

Mar 26, 2009 | Freezers

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Door not sealing

After putting a new gasket on you will usually need to form it. You can use a hair dryer to heat the gasket and flat screw driver to form it.

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