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Frost build up shortly after defrosting it.

Looking at the freezer the left side of the door seal seems to be sitting higher than the right side just a little bit more, there is actually a space of about 1/16 of an inch to an 1/8 of an inch sitting off of the freezer. Can adjustments be made or what would you suggest? Would this be the cause for frost building up towards the inside rim of the freezer or is there some other cause? It is an equal frost build up around the entire interior rim about a half inch wide.

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The frost buildup is entirely due to badly fitting seals,its also costing you a fortune to run it.A 5 sided cube is easily adjusted by using a spirit level and spacers under the feet/wheels(if fitted)once adjusted the lid should fit square.otherwise check the hinges for adjustment.
WHEN FITTED/INSTALLED CORRECTLY, THE LID SITS TIGHT ALL ROUND,NO AIR GAPS.....

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