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I have a Turbo Air commercial freezer that I replaced the rubber gasket on the door. However, when I close the door it's not sealing properly...cold air is coming out and it feels like there's no suction keeping the door closed. I called the company and they told me to put the gasket in hot water for 20 min then put it back on the door. It helped a little.

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When the temp gets back down to running temp the vacuum will return if the gaskets are properly installed.

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