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Hello,


  • Take food out of freezer
  • Take rack out
  • Take out any ice cube racks
  • Remove ice accumulated in the bottom of the compartment (I used a hammer)
  • Unscrew the back panel inside the freezer compartment
  • You won't be able to remove the panel right away because of the plastic duct is mated to the bottom of the freezer compartment.
  • Lift the panel up to unmate the duct and the bottom, and pull the top end of the panel toward you. Don't pull too hard because there are electrical wires attached to it.
  • Disconnect the wires and remove the panel / duct.
  • I saw an accumulation of ice and a hole.
  • Remove whatever ice you can.
  • Pour boiling water into the hole to remove ice inside the hole.
  • You'll know you've succeeded when water runs easily down the hole.
  • The water should collect underneath the fridge - there is a grille that you can remove (Just pull) and you'll see a pan where the water is collecting.
I just did this so I'm not sure if it will happen again ...

Good luck

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Replaced magnetic seal on freezer and door still

depending on where the gaps are your hinges are warped. losen up the hings bolts and adjust hinge then hold in place and retighten bolts

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: the seals on the doors need replaced. THEY leak

You can peel back the seal looking behind it and there should be screws all the way around it. Or you problem could be caused by- The lower hinge on each door may have a door closing cam. It raises the door up ¼ inch when opening and this assist in closing the door. If it’s wore out and doesn’t work the door may not seal and the gasket can be damaged. Watch the operation of the door to see if it rises up when opened.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Fridge/Freezer Door Seal Replacement. Model: ART 462/3

In short no as long as you get the correct seal type from a spares shop, or Whirlpool. Just make sure that it is straight and there are NO gaps or splits in it when you refit it. Usually these will come pre cut to size for the particular model of FF but you can also buy seal strip on a reel from many spares shops. Also when you have removed the old seal make sure that you use a degreasing cleaner to clean around where the old seal was located and make sure the area is dry before fitting the new one.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Have replaced seal on freezer

Sometimes the gaskets are a little bigger than the orginal. what to do is use duck tape or something to keep the door closed for 24 hours and this will help put the new gasket in the right position. hope this helps. wally

Posted on Aug 16, 2011

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