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The lid on our new Norfrost chest freezer does not fit well causing frost build up

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Start with a spirit level and ensure the freezer is level all round (with the lid up.)if the feet are not adjustable, use spacers,then close the lid and if you have to,use a hot wet cloth to mould the seals to fit correctle(flat to frame) check with a thin piece of paper to ensure no air leaks.do this before you try to adjust the hinges,

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