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Chest freezer door not real tight can slide a paper inside with it shut

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Has the lid been stretched too far back at one time? you may have bent hinges; if not then...
has the machine been unplugged and left in the sun or heat for a while? the insulation in the lid could expand and cause the metal around it to bend causing a uneven seal.
another thing could help; try to adjust the hinges tighter.

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