Fridge door seal replacement

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 21:34
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Decided to check the whole door seal with the 240v light in the fridge. Gap down the bottom hinge side I could drive the F250 through! It is over seven years old.

Are the door seals replaceable?

Andy
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:29

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 22:29
Andy,

Try using a hair dryer to warm up the rubber and stretch it out. Waeco told me to do that when I bought a new door and it wouldn't seal properly.

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Follow Up By: Andy1 - Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:50

Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:50
Thanks Brian - used the technique where the rubber seal had deformed at the point the wire went through.

Detailed investigation revealed the the bottom gap resulted from wearing of the plastic bush setup in the bottom pivot point of the door. Used a bit of 12mm black polythene filled with cut offs plastic rounds from the axle of wheels on a plastic storage box as an internal bush. Works a treat! Heath Robinson lives!

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Follow Up By: 11-UPS - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 09:54

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 09:54
Andy
Just one for the books Door and seal one unit .Seal is moulded into door.

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