View Full Version : fridge and freezer door not seal properly

05-12-2014, 12:29 PM

my experience in refrigeration is near to zero
i get call for fridge and freezer doors
which are not seal properly
so what are the cause and the fixes
how to check if the cause was the plastic sealing or the hinge
how to check and fix

05-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Hi Keith, keeping safe I hope.

Door seals are simple plastic with magnet strips built in.

It is often found that the flexible part between the door part and the seal part have splits which allow air in.

If small you might be able to add some flexible sealer to cover the split but it is best to replace the seal.

05-12-2014, 03:50 PM
what about hinges

05-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Hinges can go out of adjustment due to bad usage.

Normally a couple of screws to tighten up, maybe a worn pin.

05-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Hi kefah.
good to here from you.
As per Brian UK, it is always hinges that wear and need adjustment.

06-12-2014, 05:58 AM
but tyhe freezer i checked the door is stands when opening
which mean hinges not bad
is that correct

monkey spanners
06-12-2014, 11:03 PM
If the floor is not level it can make the fridge or freezer twist then the door does not fit well, sometimes they have adjustable feet to level them when the floor is bad.

07-12-2014, 10:55 PM
I concur with Mr Spanners. Always check that the appliance is level left to right, and front to back. Before adjusting the hinges.

08-01-2015, 04:53 PM
check for alignment of the doors at first. if alignment is ok and doors seem to be properly aligned with the body but still there are spaces left between the body and gaskit(rubber part where magnet goes) try to use warm water or a mild heater-heater. this will resolve i hope

08-01-2015, 05:09 PM
how to make alignment