How to Replace a Freezer Door Seal

What You'll Need
New seal
Battery powered light
Plastic scraper
Seal adhesive

Whether your freezer is chest type, upright, or part of your refrigerator, if it is to function efficiently, you will need it to have a tight freezer door seal. If necessary, install a new one. The steps below will guide you in doing this.

Step 1 – Check for Seal Efficiency

Check for evidence that your seal leaks. Telltale signs include rapid buildup of frost, excessive freezer burn, uneven food thawing.

Step 2 -  Seal Replacement Preparation

Before beginning the process of seal replacement, collect needed tools and materials. If your freezer uses seal clips, be sure you buy them when you buy your new freezer seal.

Step 3 – Remove Defective Seal

If your seal is attached with screws, locate screws and remove them. If the seal is secured with adhesive, pull the seal from the freezer, and remove any residual adhesive with a plastic scraper.

Step 4 – Install the New Seal

Using appropriate adhesive or the screws you removed from the old seal, install the new seal.

Step 5 – Test the New Seal

Place your light into the freezer, close the freezer door, and check around the door seal for light that is escaping through the seal.