How to change the seal yourself: step-by-step instructions

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An elastic rubber band located along the inner perimeter of the case serves as a kind of barrier protecting the space of the refrigerator from the penetration of warm air currents from the room. If gaps and cracks form between the “rubber” and the box, then it’s time to change the original “fuse”. This can be done even without special equipment at hand. Replacing the seal on the refrigerator door includes the following steps:


– Preparation of inventory: screwdriver, screwdriver (if the tape is screwed on with self-tapping screws), putty knife, glue (if the tape was glued), hair dryer, clean soft rag, water, soap, solvent or vinegar, a suitable sealant

  – Preparatory stage – disconnecting the equipment from the power grid and waiting for 30 minutes. For convenience, the door can be removed from the hinges and placed on the floor

  – Dismantling the old tape with a screwdriver. It is necessary to act very carefully so as not to damage the surface of the case

  – Disinfection – cleaning of the channel under the seal. It is advisable to use a soapy solution. For severe pollution, use a solvent or water diluted with vinegar. They are able to thoroughly degrease the surface, which must be dried after cleaning

  – Installation of a new sealing rubber directly depends on the previous fastening method. In any case, the new option is completely stretched around the entire perimeter (installation of several pieces is unacceptable). The tape is tightly inserted into the grooves. It is recommended to make additional fixation with glue or self-tapping screws (depending on the model). Next, the structure needs to be dried with a hair dryer. Even an ordinary household will do, if there is no construction one

  – The final stage is inspection. With proper installation, the door should be as if sucked into the body. In order to be completely sure of the correctness of the actions, you can once again conduct a test with a sheet of paper.


How to adjust the door: step-by-step instructions


The instructions for regulating the refrigerator door opening and closing mechanism do not require special skills. It is enough to have skillful hands and a desire to understand the problem.


The algorithm of actions is as follows:


– Disconnecting the equipment from the network with a wait of half an hour

– Tool preparation: wrench, screwdriver

– The main stage. It is necessary to open the door, with the help of a wrench slightly loosen the bolts on the upper and lower hinge. Next, see which part fits poorly in the box. If it is the lower one, then one pad is removed from under it, if it is the upper one, then the same manipulations will be done with it as at the bottom. At the end of the work, it is necessary to tightly tighten the screws.


Important! To eliminate the risk of deformation and distortion, it is not recommended to carry out the procedure alone.


How to eliminate skew: step-by-step instructions


Misalignment is a common cause of the door not fitting tightly to the refrigerator. Therefore, to eliminate the problem, it will be necessary to transfer it to the opposite side. The procedure is identical to the previously described methods: first, turn off the power supply of the installation and wait for about 30 minutes. Then they prepare the necessary equipment: a screwdriver.


Important! You can’t do without an assistant in the planned business.


Steps for rehanging the door:


– Free the structure from the contents: bottles, containers, etc.

– Carefully remove the canvas from the fastening

– Move the door to the other side

– Adjust the closing stroke using a screwdriver and screws

– The rest of the fittings will be put back in place: plugs, decorative covers

– Check the quality of the work performed.


How to prevent the problem of an open refrigerator door


In practice, many problems with refrigerators are associated not so much with the wear of spare parts, but with non-compliance with the rules prescribed in the operating manual. Therefore, in order to avoid undesirable phenomena, it is important to remember several recommendations:


– Treats household appliances with care. Do not slam the door with all your might

– Do not open the equipment immediately after closing

– Monitors the appearance of the seal and, if necessary, cleans it.


Following these simple tips is the key to the long-lasting performance of your favorite equipment.


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