Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak

refrigerator seal leak Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak
A reader recently submitted the following question regarding their refrigerator seal not functioning properly. We’ve encountered this issue a lot and in times of saving energy, making sure our appliances are as efficient as possible is paramount. We’ve tackled this issue before in this post, Refrigerator Gasket Replacement, but hopefully our other readers can help him out.
My refrigerator has two visible places where the old, dry, rubberish seal is not firmly, flushly, sealed… the rubber seems bent and warped at one place near the bottom opening corner, and one on the top, oddly it seems somehow lower than it should be – leading directly into the inside of the ‘frige – so it’s not just that the seal is’nt flush against the outer perimeter, the holes lead directly inside to where it’s cold.


The refrigerator runs fine, but I’m guessing this seal problem wastes power, and my food gets condensation! I can’t tell if cold air is getting out, I think i felt some, but I don’t know if that’s just the bottom of the ‘frige letting out coolness or what…? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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