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My 10 year old GE profile model 24 refrigerator has worked well for me. However, i noticed my ice is getting smaller and had frost on it. I found condensation on the ice chute and ice door. After careful inspection the ice door and seal are fine. The problem seems to be the seam between the plastic shell that makes up the freezer door and the plastic ice chute tunnel. Parts 54 and parts 19 in this diagram. http://www.appliancepartsnationwide.com/TPG24BFCGWW/17841.htm There is a separation and gap here. Not sure why? There may be some ice/frost in this void inside the door. How should i deal with this? I thought maybe i could apply some silicon caulking that is rated for cold temps. Or should i attempt to change out parts? I can't figure out how to get that gasket off (part 14) to take the door apart. thanks, jake porter

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Yes some nice silicon to remake the seal is a ideal solution without stripping or buying new parts ,i would be inclined to try this first before i go any further

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