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Posted: 12/02/19 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It seem like my freezer door is not closing all the way, there is lots of ice building up around the freezer . can the gasket be replace or is the door not making a good seal, thanks

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Posted: 12/02/19 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make and model of refrigerator would help.





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Defrost the freezer and clean out the ice, then see if the door closes properly. You may not have to replace the gasket.

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yes they can be replaced, but do gbopp,s idea first, wipe clean put a dollar bill in the door closed normal, it should pull with some resistance all the way around.not a hard job to change.

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This was happening to me this past summer and it turned out it was the refrigerator door. My refrigerator is a side by side. One door has to close before the other or the flap between the doors doesn't click in properly. In my case, the door on the left has to close firmly before the door on the right closes.


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Super_Dave wrote:

This was happening to me this past summer and it turned out it was the refrigerator door. My refrigerator is a side by side. One door has to close before the other or the flap between the doors doesn't click in properly. In my case, the door on the left has to close firmly before the door on the right closes.


If yours is a Norcold 2118 PolarMax PM me and I can tell you how to fix the stubborn flapper.


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Edd505 wrote:

Super_Dave wrote:

This was happening to me this past summer and it turned out it was the refrigerator door. My refrigerator is a side by side. One door has to close before the other or the flap between the doors doesn't click in properly. In my case, the door on the left has to close firmly before the door on the right closes.


If yours is a Norcold 2118 PolarMax PM me and I can tell you how to fix the stubborn flapper.


Why not just tell all of us?


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Posted: 12/03/19 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After mine failed the dollar bill test I called Norcold and they told me they did not sell just the gasket I had to buy the whole door. What I did next was to remove the black plastic latch and removed about .050 ins. off of the plate with a sander. This allowed the door to close tighter and seal against the gasket. My refer is 23 years old so maybe they might sell a gasket for a newer model.

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To help a gasket reseat, you can take a hair drier to it. Get it warm enough to pluu out a bit and let it cool before closing the door. Often, this will help the gasket realign and seat.

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