If your refrigerator door is continually opening due to a weak door seal, then you are about to solve the problem. This guide will give you step-by-step tips to help you repair your freezer door seal. In most cases, just cleaning your door seal will solve the problem and get it back to functioning properly. Follow these steps to fix the problem.
Loosen the seals
Grab a screwdriver, lift the door seal and find the screws holding the seal under them. Loosen the screws but not remove them entirely from the hole. Unplug your refrigerator from the power supply to save energy and stay safe while working.
Remove the door seal.
After you have loosened the screws, gently remove the seal from the door. It should slide off gently if you peel it off its shell.
Wash the seal
Use soap and water to wash the door seal thoroughly. Dry off the seal using a dry towel.
Check if your seal has cracks and damages. If this is the case, you will need to replace it with a new one rather than putting it back.
On the side that connects to the refrigerator door, apply just enough silicon grease to improve the seal’s efficiency and prevent it from cracking in the future.
Reattach back the seal
Feed the back of the seal behind the white frame of the door. To make this easy, start from one corner and go round until you are done.
Tighten with screws
Ensure the white shell holds the freezer door seal in place on every side, and then use a screwdriver to tighten all the screws back.
Cleaning Freezer Door Seal
The refrigerator gasket creates a vacuum and a seal to maintain the temperatures inside the refrigerator. Cleaning it at least once every month will extend its lifespan and increase its efficiency. Follow these steps to clean your door seal.
1. Cleaning solution
Irving Refrigerator Repair recommends mixing 1-quart of warm water with a tablespoon of baking soda. You can also use soap and water.
2. Wipe the gasket
Gently wipe the gasket with the solution to remove dirt and debris from it. It also removes mold and mildew that had formed.
3. Check it for damages.
Checking the seal for cracks and tears can help you determine whether you have to replace it or fix it back.
Tight door seals ensure the efficiency of your appliance by maintaining proper features and functioning inside the fridge.
This will help you keep your food longer and under excellent protection from damage.
Have you noticed issues with your refrigerator? Call Irving Refrigerator Repair to help you repair the problem, however technical it is.We have a team of trained experts to help you fix problems with your refrigerator.Call us today at (972) 200-9519.