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Our upright freezer door will not seal tight with a vacuum anymore. The freezer fills up with snow from the air drawn in. I have defrosted it and cleaned the seal. What should I do now?

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That could be one of two things, one the door is not aligned properly and more important the gasket has failed and needs replacement. The snow as you call it is ice condensed from the atmospheric air that is getting by the gasket. You may want to check the door gasket and sealing surfaces especially in the area of the "snow".
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Gilshultz

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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