Refrigerator Repair - Door Gaskets

Toledo Refrigerator Repair Man with Dave Smith Appliance Service Addresses the Door Gasket

One of the best ways to maintain efficiency is to keep the rubber seals around the doors well maintained

Toledo OH – The local refrigerator repair man suggests ways to help the refrigerator last longer and work more efficiently. One of the best ways to maintain the refrigerator is to clean the condenser coils once or twice a year, but there is another critical area to be aware of. The door gaskets, which are the rubber seals around the doors, are important for keeping the cold air inside.

According to the refrigerator repair technician with Dave Smith Appliance Service, the refrigerator is one of the most expensive appliances to own because it operates 24/7 to keep food fresh. If the door seal leaks the refrigerator will run more and use more electricity to maintain cold temperatures.

Keeping the gaskets clean is the best way to maintain them. They can become sticky and when the gummy residue is allowed to remain on the gasket, it can make the refrigerator door harder to open. Tugging on the door causes the door seal to separate and lose its shape. The refrigerator repair man also warns about mold and mildew causing the gasket to become brittle and crack.

Many people would think cleaning the door gasket with bleach would be a good idea, but the refrigerator repair man with Dave Smith Appliance Service ( says bleach can damage the gasket. Simply cleaning with soap and water is sufficient. Another suggestion is baking soda and water. Rub vinegar on the door and seal after cleaning.

Eventually, the door gasket may need to be replaced. The way to test is to place a piece of paper in the door jamb and close the refrigerator. If the paper pulls out easily, the gasket is worn and allowing warm air into the refrigerator. The refrigerator service technician with Dave Smith Appliance Repair can replace the gasket.

Dave and all his technicians are Certified Master Technicians; Dave is a Certified Service Manager as well. Dave Smith Appliance Service, LLC are members of the United Servicers Association, Professional Servicers Association and also a Better Business Bureau accredited member with an A+ rating. Very few service companies have this high level of accreditation. Visit to learn more.

About Dave Smith Appliance Service LLC:
Dave Smith began working in the appliance industry while still in High School in 1979. Dave began his own appliance repair service in 1983 and operated on his own for many years. Dave Smith Appliance Service is now a family operated business with several service vehicles and a full time office staff. Dave’s and his technicians are MCAP certified and Dave is a Certified Service Manager as well. Few companies have this level of accreditation. Dave Smith is a member of the Professional Servicers Association, United Servicers Association and the Better Business Bureau as an accredited member with an A+ rating.

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