The refrigerator is the only appliance in your kitchen that works uninterruptedly 24/7. With all those openings and closings the heavy door to get a snack can lead to issues with the door gasket, for instance. If you open your fridge and find that your food is not cold enough, especially in the door shelving, it could be because of a bad door seal. You need to clean the refrigerator seal from time to time to avoid mold and keep it in good condition.
Mold on Refrigerator Gaskets
Cleaning refrigerator`s gasket might look easy, but if you use the wrong types of cleaners, those can damage the seal. According to GE Appliances, products that contain petroleum distillates, can damage the rubbers of the door`s gasket. If you are not sure what does a cleaner include, better not use it. An effective way of cleaning your door gaskets is to mix 1 quart of warm water with 1 spoon of baking soda. Wipe dry and make sure you haven’t left any residue behind.
Refrigerator Doors are not Closing Properly
If the doors of your refrigerator are not closing properly, make sure that your fridge is level correctly. Take a look at the gasket seal around the door of your refrigerator, if it is dirty or has any food particles on it or frost, you going to make sure that you want that cleaned off, as we wrote above.
Your refrigerator might appear to be closed but it’s not, make sure that the hinge goes inside the groove and the shuts properly. Another factor that could prevent the doors to close is food containers that are wrongly placed or the food itself even the storage bins. Make sure nothing interferes with the doors from inside.
Our Professional Repair Technicians
If you just bought your refrigerator, installed and found any of these problems above, we recommend you to contact your installation company. But, if you just find that your refrigerator is not cooling, that’s where we come in. Contact us at 512-663-8852, we will be happy to help.