If you can slip a £5 note between the freezer door seal and the frame when the door is shut, it's time to replace the seal. The freezer door seal is meant to be soft and supple but over time it can become brittle and allow warm air into your appliance.
When the seal is not sitting flush when the door is closed it can cause the freezer to frost up and obviously waste energy. If the seal on your freezer door has perished, this guide will help you through the replacement process.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar. What You Will Need:
Freezer Door Seal
Knife Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair. Step 2 - Removing Old Seal
On most freezers the seal can be simply pulled off, however the one shown in this video will need to be cut away. In this case using a knife cut along the top first and then along the sides and finally along the bottom edge. Step 3 - Fitting New Seal
Time for the new seal… Starting at the top corner, feeding the seal flange into its groove all the way around the door. Press firmly all the way along the top. When the top edge is in place, do the same along the other 3 sides.
Great work! You can now get back to being able to have the freezer door sealed correctly once again!
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