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check your freezer's seal?
Your freezer has
a plastic flexible seal that maintains the seal to your freezer,
keeping the cold air from escaping and allowing warm air in.
If the seal is not working, your electricity bill will be
higher as the freezer struggles to maintain the optimum freezing
temperature as well as the danger of your foods not being
kept cold enough and spoiling.
To check your seal,
open the door and place a dollar bill between the seal and
the freezer, and close the door. Try pulling the bill out.
If it pulls out easily, your seal needs replacing. If you
find resistance when you pull the bill out, continue the test
along the length of the seal, making sure you check the freezer's
seal on the top and bottom as well.
If the seals are
working correctly, you will want to make sure you clean
the freezer seal. If you need to replace the seal. You
can purchase do-it-yourself kits at your local hardware store,
or you can get a professional repairman to install one for