The door seal is attached to the door panel of the upright freezer and the lid is attached to the chest freezer. The seal keeps air out of the freezer when the door is shut. When the door or lid is closed, a damaged seal lets warm, moist air into the freezer. The door seal should be replaced if it is damaged.
Follow these steps to fix your issue:
Shut off the power.
Shut off the circuit breaker for the freezer. While the freezer is shut off, store any food that could degrade. The new gasket should be soaked in warm water to smooth it out. On a low heat setting, you can use a heat gun or hair dryer.
Remove the lid gasket.
The freezer lid needs to be raised. To access the screws and clips that secure the gasket for the freezer lid, fold the inside lip of the gasket back. The screws need to be removed from the casket. To get the plastic clips out of the gasket, use a slot screwdriver. The outer lid panel has a gasket and an inner lid liner. The inner lid liner has a gasket on it.
Install the new lid gasket.
The inner lid liner has a gasket around it. Line up the mounting holes with the help of the inner lid liner and gasket. Attach the gasket and inner lid liner to the outer lid panel with screws and clips.
Check the new lid gasket for a proper seal.
Check the gasket for a proper seal when you lower the lid. There are no gaps between the lid gasket and the top edge of the freezer cabinet when the lid is closed.
Lubricate the new lid gasket.
To protect the lid gasket from wear, coat it lightly with petroleum jelly.
Time required: 30 minutes.
You would need the following tools: petroleum jelly, Phillips screwdriver, slot screwdriver.
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