Repair Your Refrigerator Seal With Vaseline

refrigerator seal
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 repair your refrigerator seal without having to resort to a refrigerator gasket replacement.

Test Refrigerator Seal

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

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

Repair Refrigerator Seal

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!

Featured image via LG

Visit Warner’s Stellian if it’s time for a refrigerator or freezer replacement.

5 thoughts on “Repair Your Refrigerator Seal With Vaseline

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

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

  3. Hello,
    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.

  4. Wow it’s the things you never think about that leave you amazed at how handy they can really be.

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