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Suction of freezer door

Hi, I just have a technical question - How does the suction that occurs when you close the freezer door happen -is an electric sensor involved ?

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No, that perceived suction effect is the magnetic door seals 'grabbing" onto the fridge cabinet and pulling the door(s) shut firmly and securely.

Typically as the fridge gets older, you'll need to clean off both the fridge cabinet edges and the door seals to maintain a proper seal, which is essential to keeping the fridge operating properly.

Hopefully you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Sep 23, 2009


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