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FIXED Kenmore Upright Freezer 106.8265511 forming ice around door

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Breckrider

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Model Number
106.8265511
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
About 3 weeks ago, I noticed that I wasn't getting the whooshing sound when I closed the freezer door. Everything inside
was staying nice and frozen so I didn't worry about it. Yesterday, I opened the door and found ice forming around the edges of the door and a little bit of frost on the items closest to the seams of the door.

My owner's manual says the door is magnetic which helps it form that airtight seal. I don't know if the gasket
has gone bad or if something else is stopping the door from closing tight.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Virginia
 

Jake

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Hi Virginia, yes make sure nothing in the freezer is keeping the door from closing all the way. I see that a lot on my service calls.

Usually the magnetics in the door gasket don't go bad, but if the door gasket rips/tears the magnet may start coming out of the door gasket.

Look all around the door gasket for rips/tears in it.

Here's the door gasket for your model:
Door Gasket 2188436A


Jake
 

Breckrider

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I've checked the gasket and it appears intact.
I'll work on making sure nothing is keeping the door from closing.
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good. Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Breckrider

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Apparently I found and moved whatever it
was that kept the door from closing like
it should have because all is working just like
it should now.

Thanks for your input!
 

Jake

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Excellent Virginia, glad to hear that was all it was.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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