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Old 02-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Norcold Freezer Door Seal Leaking

The seal on the left freezer door (4 door refrigerator) is starting to leak and frost builds up close to the top of the door. I checked with an RV appliance repairman and he contacted Norcold to order the seal and was told the door would need to be replaced as the seal is molded to the door. Has anyone had any experience replacing this seal? Does this really require a complete door replacement? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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Jack the information you were given is correct. Best bet is to find someone changing the Norcold out for a Residential and get a door from the old box. Lots of folks are getting rid of the Norcold.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Rex. I checked with a Norcold supplier and was told the door would cost between $500 - $800. My wife and I decided that we would scrape frost!!
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You could also check RV salvage yards.
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DipHop......Take a small piece of felt, about 4" long and about a 1/4" wide and pull the seal open ( the seal is a couple of layers) and insert the felt where the frost is building up and see.if that stop/slows the frost.
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I don't know if this will work, but it might be worth a try. Many years ago at college I had a small dorm fridge which had a door seal which didn't seal properly. My dad took the hair dryer and heater up the seal to get it back into shape. It worked great and I used it for another 10 years to keep the adult beverages good and cold.

I don't know if this will work for you, but might be worth a try. If you try it, please let me know how it works out. Good Luck.
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Thanks to all that replied to my request for help. I will try your ideas to solve this problem.
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I had the same door leaking and I took a magnetic strip and put it under the original seal all the way around and it now does not leak. Take a piece of paper and close the door on it and if you feel a tug then your in business.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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We had the same problem with our Norcold. The dealer said the door needed to be adjusted. It did look a little lower than the other one. They adjusted it and we don't seem to be having the problem anymore.
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