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New magnetic molding on refrigerator not working.....

I just replaced the molding on my Magic Chef refrigerator and the seal is not working. I have held a paper clip up to the molding to ensure that there is actually a magnet in there and it does have some pull to it. However, the seal is only good at the top of the door and about 1/4 of the way down the door. Do you think this is a bad molding? It's continually running now. Any ideas?

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Re: New magnetic molding on refrigerator not working.....

Use a hairdryer all around the gasket to soften the vinyl then "twist" the door until you get a good fit. Leave the door shut and switch to "cool". Don't open the door until the gasket is at room temp. Tighten screws all around in random order. Repeat if necessary. In severe cases it might be necessary to "shim" the hinges out just a bit with cardboard.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

Re: New magnetic molding on refrigerator not working.....

Loosen the screws a bit and bend, to shape the flimsy door frame into a perfectly flat panel by opening and closing, and checking the fit and tightening gradually until it is true. This is not a fast job.
just putting a new one on does nothing without doing this.
I never replace seals unless they are absolutely needed.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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