I have a sub zero refrigerator and the door won't close tight. someone said that the rubber tubing around the door is worn out and something about magnets inside the tubing not working? don't know much about these things. Can you tell me how to fix this? Thanks, Don
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Re: Sub-zero Refrigerator Door
Song to me door gasket was not properly installed, We using electric steamers to make rubber softer and good sticking. Right after door seal was replaced. Also, it could be that: a bottom door hinge parts broken /little white plastic cams damaged/,or, fridge not leveled or too heavy load on door shelfs.
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You have to form the door gasket. That means you have to use a heat gun (please don't use the heat gun if you are not familiar) to form the gasket to the seating surface. You can use a hair dryer which is less heat intensive. You got to be very careful, since too much heat is going to burn out your gasket and has to buy another one.
This is what you do.... Where the gasket is not seating properly to surface..... Those areas in the gasket you slightly heat up and let the rubber heat up and close the door. So the heated rubber will form into the shape of the seating surface.
Please check some YOU TUBE video's on this before doing. Otherwise you might burn out the gasket and will have to buy a new one again.
Hi - Did you take the vegetable drawers out to see if there is ice in back? If so, you might have a problem with the refrigerator seal. Defrost the ice and then check the seal of the fridge! If you don't have ice behind the drawers, still check to see if the seal is good. When you close the fridge door, it should be very hard to open if you try to re-open it quickly.
Hi this is the drain tube sucking water back up through, this is caused by the vacuum inside the refrigerator that is formed when the air condenses, not much you can do about this sound its fairly normal.
Because you notice the warm rubber this time causes me to think that possibly the compressor condenser fan is defective and the compressor is over heating, is someone there that can do some electrical testing for me, The heat around door is normal if cooling but when not cooling is an indication your compressor is overheating, Sea Breeze
If the hinges aren't too worn, you can sometimes loosen the screws (just loose, don't remove) that hold the hinges to the case of the frig, have someone lift the door by the handle. Have them lift it firmly while you retighten the screws for the door. Your door may fit better and it's a quick fix. If the hinge is getting worn, you can purchase replacement parts. Check at repairclinic.com ...they have a huge selection and the parts can be matched to their photos... great help when making sure they're correct. Best of success on this. K