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Keeping It Cool: Troubleshooting Fridge Door Seal Issues 

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Is your refrigerator struggling to maintain its cool? One potential culprit could be a faulty door seal. A compromised seal allows warm air to enter the fridge, making it work harder to maintain the desired temperature. At Star Appliance Repair, we understand the importance of a properly functioning fridge door seal. Let’s delve into how you can identify and resolve this common issue. 

Spotting the Signs 

Before we jump into solutions, let’s familiarize ourselves with the indicators of a faulty fridge door seal: 

Visible Wear and Tear: Inspect the rubber gasket around the perimeter of the fridge door for any signs of wear, tears, or cracks. 

Loose or Misaligned Seal: If the door doesn’t close tightly or you notice gaps between the door and the fridge cabinet, it’s likely that the seal needs attention. 

Condensation Buildup: Excessive condensation on the interior walls of the fridge, especially near the door, indicates that warm air is infiltrating the unit. 
DIY Troubleshooting Steps 

Clean the Seal: Start by wiping down the door gasket with a damp cloth to remove any dirt, debris, or food particles that might be preventing a proper seal. 

Inspect for Damage: Carefully examine the entire length of the seal for signs of damage. Even minor tears or deformities can compromise its effectiveness. 

Test the Seal: Place a dollar bill or piece of paper between the door and the fridge cabinet and close the door. If you can easily pull out the paper without resistance, the seal is likely compromised. 

Adjust the Door Alignment: If the door isn’t closing flush with the cabinet, check the hinges and alignment. Tighten any loose screws and ensure the door sits squarely in place. 
Apply Heat: Using a hairdryer on a low heat setting, gently warm the door seal to soften it. This can help reshape any misaligned areas and improve the seal’s effectiveness. 

Professional Assistance 

If your attempts to troubleshoot and repair the fridge door seal haven’t yielded satisfactory results, it may be time to enlist the help of a professional. Our skilled technicians at Star Appliance Repair have the expertise and tools to diagnose and resolve fridge door seal issues promptly and effectively. 

Integrating Video Tutorial – YouTube Shorts video on how to replace the door seal  

For a visual guide on diagnosing and fixing fridge door seal problems, check out our instructional video below. Our technicians walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring you have all the information you need to tackle the issue: 

Full Seal Replacement 

In some cases, a full replacement of the seal may be necessary to restore the fridge’s efficiency. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with another helpful tutorial video on our YouTube channel. Learn how to replace the fridge door seal like a pro: 

Don’t let a faulty fridge door seal compromise the performance of your appliance. Trust Star Appliance Repair to deliver top-notch repair services that restore your fridge to optimal condition. Whether you’re in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, North York, Burlington, or Hamilton, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment and keep your fridge running smoothly! 

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