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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?

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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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