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sigtauenus
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posted 06-01-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took the refridgerator on the back porch apart to paint it blue and white (Penn State's colors) in the process of converting it into a keggerator (for the only true Penn Stater beer, Yuengling Lager), and when I put it back together the door seal doesn't fit tight at the bottom.

It had some shims behind the door hinge brackets when I took it apart and I put it back together with the same shims and the bottom 10 inches or so of the door wouldn't seal, it was tight at the top of the door and had a gap about maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Really noticable. So, I pulled out the shims at the bottom, added some to the top, and now its only the bottom 6 inches sticking out with a 1/4 inch gap. But, with the shim at the top, its pushing out the freezer seal about 1/16 inch (just barely noticable) right at the bottom corner of the freezer where the hinge is.

Any tips on what to do to make the seal fit tight?

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68F100
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posted 06-01-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most newer refrigerators have adjustment built into the hinges either with oblong holes or multiple mounting holes. Don't know how old of one you are dealing with. Did it get moved from where it used to sit? I've seen them settle on uneven floors and the doors will get racked.
I would try to set it on a fairly level floor then adjust the door as good as possible. I've "muscled" them back into shape, but use it as a last resort.

Good luck.

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