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Freezer door rubbing

My freezer door seems to be rubbing when we close the freezer and it's causing the freezer door to not seal properly. We can lift up on the door and it seems that's what is needed to prevent the rubbing and allow the door to close properly. I also notice that when we open and then close the fridge compartment, the freezer door opens slightly and if left unchecked, will cause the entire freezer compartment to freeze over. How can we adjust the freezer door so that it will close properly?

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    1 month old unit.
    Hinged seal on left door not fully retracting upon opening, causing the flap to crash into the right door when closing.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    have to close left door initially to get a good seal

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Take the freezer door off and put a washer or two on the bottom hinge. sometimes there are extra plastic washers on the top hinge that you can move to the bottom to lift it up.
also check if the hinge is bent or loose, as this may cause the problem.

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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.

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.

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  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7rn3O8
  • 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.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7gYaZ2
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