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Hello,

Sometimes, just smearing vaseline all around your gasket on your door will help to seal it. We do this as the gasket dries out a little. Also, you might check down at the bottom where the door washers, etc. are, and see if that is part of the problem. I have had both of these problems and this seems to have taken care of it.
Also note that

A huge block of ice has built up behind the back panel. This has made the back panel expand, thus making the drawers jut out too far. Like me, you may not think ice build up is the cause, since you cannot see any ice.

Action: Defrost freezer. Yes, I know its frost free, but wait an see! Take out al drawers, empty fridge and freezer and defrost overnight with doors open. The next morning, unscrew the back panel of the freezer. You will see 4 screws, 2 at the top, 2 at the bottom. These are not normal screws and are in an awkward postion at the top. Use pliers to grip and unscrew. Slide the panel forward and out. There! A massive block of ice! YOu will also see a hole at the bottom. SO that this didn't get blocked with all the water, I plugged the hole up using a ball of tissue wrapped in some plastic from a plastic bag (clingfilm would also do the trick). Use a hairdryer to melt the ice. Do not chip away at the ice as this might do damage. It took mine about 20 minutes to melt until a large block could be safely removed. Once you have dried the inside, unblock hole and screw panel back on. The drawers should now fit and the door close. I found I still needed to give my door a little help with closing it, but it did close and seal fully. All you have to do now is turn the fridge freezer back on.
But if the door gasket is bad you can change for a new , the follow is a guideline for you to replace
There are screws under the fold of the freezer door gasket that holds the brace for the gasket in place. Lift the rubber gasket to expose the screw head, one section at a time. Just loosen the screw, and do not take it completely out.
Step 2
As you loosen the screws, one section at a time, carefully remove the old gasket. At the same time, fit the new gasket into the groove. Make sure your new gasket is lined up properly.
Step 3
Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.
Step 4
Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.
Step 5
Keep the gasket clean to last longer.
Check the seal by closing the door. You should have a nice, tight seal.
Hope this helps


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