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Recently I have noticed that the seal on the refrigerator door is not very strong. I checked the seal for dirt and cracks and all looks fine. It is almost like the magnet is broken, but I know magnets do not break, unless it is an electrmagnet that is activated by a switch when the door is closed.

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