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Door liner on chest freezer broke due to ice build-up

Our chest freeze had ice build-up under the lid (door) we need to replace the inside liner the plastic part that holds the insulation up. This has been a good freeze until now. Model # CB 26DNCWH..Any help would be a help

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Re: 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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