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My freezer door seal doesn't "suction" anymore. i have ice build up.

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  • kshaw88 Jul 03, 2008

    the seal is the issue - i found a gap and i dont' feel that suction when i open it. easy to replace the seal?

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Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jul 04, 2008

    there is a trick to changing the door seal. when you buy it is folded up and wrinkled. 


    • if it is a sunny day you can unfold the door seal and lay it out on the hood of a car and the heat from the sun will soften up the material and the wrinkles will go away. if it is cold outside or raining then use a haIrdryer to heat the door seal as you have it laid out in its rectangular shape.

    • once you have the door seal relaxed and ready to put on then take the door off the refrigerator (never try to put the door seal on while the door is still hanging).

    • lay the door on a large flat surface like a table or floor

    • the door seal should either be held in by a groove or secured by 1/4" hex screws

    • loosen all the screws (don't take them out)

    • take off the old gasket

    • fit the new gasket around the door just the way you want it.

    • then while the door is still laying flat tighten the screws starting with the center screws on each side of the door.

    • then put the door back on and your done.

    let me know if you need more help.
    Mike

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