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Old 06-21-2011
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Sealing the gap - top loading freezer

Does anyone have any hints on improving the seal on a top loading fridge and freezer? The gap is too small for the standard hardware store rubber gaskets, and our holding plate quickly becomes covered in frost. (In our nearly empty freezer.)

I tried the very thinnest rubber strip from the hardware store, but it made the lid stick up. I'd estimate the gap to vary between 1/3 centimeter to 1/10th centimeter. The fact that it varies is a part of the problem.

I'm thinking about spraying the edge of the freezer with Pam, smearing grease or other non-stick and then applying a generous amount of silicone to the lid. Then I could wait until the silicone sets a bit and close the lid. Then I'd trim off any excess.

Does this sound workable? There has got to be a better way.

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