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Door insulation or lining has areas that are flat and leak air. I had two areas that I could slide a dollar bill out of on my RV refrigerator door. It is less than 4 years old. I stored it with the doors open and put a clothespin on the flattened sections and came back a week later. Now there were 5 or 6 flatten areas of lining, but where I put the clothespin, it stayed out ok. The lining looks in new condition other wise, and nothing was hitting it to flatten it out. It is almost like it is being sucked flat by heat or something.

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The best thing to do is to reform the gasket use a Hair Dryer to soften the gasket all the way around be carful not to melt it once it is good and warm then close the door and tape it shut fro 24 hours it will re-shape itself to the frame

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Hey RO, I appreciate your inquiry!
Based off the information you have provided the ice coming from your Frigidaire refrigerator is wet when it comes out. The wet ice could be due to a water leak within the icemaker or an air leak within the gasket. Is there any visible water leak from the icemaker?
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Thank you for your post, friend!

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