Repair your refrigerator seal with Vaseline


Gasket, seal, "rubber thing" -- whatever you call it, keep it moistened.

If you’ve noticed ice crystals on your frozen foods or condensation in your fridge, check your refrigerator seal. After some troubleshooting, you might be able to make a DIY repair without having to resort to a refrigerator gasket replacement.

First, open your refrigerator’s freezer door and slip a dollar bill against where the gasket seals to the freezer cabinet. Shut the door to hold the bill in place.

If the bill slips out, your seal isn’t tight.

Fortunately, moistening the seal with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) should do the trick and revive the strong rubber grip of your fridge’s youth AND keep your foods nice and chilly. Just apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the part of the seal that touches the refrigerator or freezer, and voila!

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3 Responses to “Repair your refrigerator seal with Vaseline”

  1. Jim McFadden Realtor Says:

    What a great idea! Cheap and easy fix (potentially anyway). Thanks for sharing.

  2. Teri Larsen Says:

    Wow – who knew? I should check the seals on my refrigerators and freezers!

  3. Clothes Dryer Parts Says:

    A leaky fridge can be a pain for a number of reasons, and not only do you risk losing all the food in the fridge, but all that water on the floor can cause potentially serious problems for your floor as well as the fridge itself.

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