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Frost in Freezer Kitchenaid fridge model KSSP48QJTS00

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I have an old built in Kitchenaid side by side. It builds up frost around the top of the freezer door . I have had 3 companies come out and try to fix the problem with no success. They put frreon in it, replace the door seal. I think the problem may be the door seal. I think it may seal worse after they replaced it, but hate to buy another seal. They have heated the seal with a hair dryer to make it seal better, but still no luck.

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They should have given the seal a hot water bath before installation. It sometimes takes a few days for the seal to conform to fridge. I would also check the following

ice dispenser door sealing properly?

freezer light turning off when door closed?

Evap fan turning? has there been any work on the evap fan motor or fan blade change recently?

Freezer door popping open accidentally when fridge is closed?

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Try the George Washington test on both Door Gaskets ...

Close the Door on George and slide him around the Gasket.

Check to be sure he stays snug

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Also check the door hinges, make sure they're not bent and that white spacer washer is intact. If the hinges are messed up, it'll cause the door to be off from where it's supposed to meet the cabinet.

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Door hinges look good. Light tuning off, ice despnser door closing good.

The George test fails in the corner where the ice is concentrated. The seal has been on there for months. I guess I should take it off and soak it?

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if it's easily removable..

OR maybe a hair dryer (carefully) may work

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