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Old 09-11-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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I didn't say I USE it infrequently; I said I OPEN it infrequently. I always keep it well stocked.
You keep it well-stocked but rarely open it? Not sure what the point is.

Also, if it's old, it's probably an energy suck anyway. You're already putting money into it just by running the thing, especially if the seal sucks.

Penny wise, pound foolish.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I could, but - again - that's spending money (and doing work). I'm happy to just duct-tape it if that's effective.
You're going to spend the same amount of time on duct taping to make it seal properly as you would taking off and reinstalling the gasket.

Not to mention that Duct tape costs money too...
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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You're going to spend the same amount of time on duct taping to make it seal properly as you would taking off and reinstalling the gasket.

Not to mention that Duct tape costs money too...
Again, I only open it about every seven days. I take out what I plan to thaw/eat that week, put in whatever I've bought that needs freezing, and that's it. Also, I've reused duct tape many times for other things? It doesn't lose all its adhesion with one application/removal. I would have no idea how to install a new gasket. Yes, I know I could watch a You Tube video.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:56 PM
 
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I don't think you are going to get as good of seal with duct tape as you will with a proper gasket. as someone else said if it is that old it might be better to invest in a new freezer when they are on sale.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Penny wise, pound foolish.
Succinctly and perfectly put.
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Old Yesterday, 01:23 PM
 
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It seems to be working just fine. "A penny saved is a penny earned."
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Old Yesterday, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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It seems to be working just fine. "A penny saved is a penny earned."


Until you open it!
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Old Yesterday, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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OP, look in your phone book and find a shop that sells used appliances and does repair. These shops, as opposed to repair vans with no brick and mortar presence, seem to know more about older appliances. Tell them the brand and model #, ask how much they want to get a gasket and install it.



At least get a bid before you decide the bid will be too much money. I would guess you are looking at like $50 at most.
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Again, I only open it about every seven days. I take out what I plan to thaw/eat that week, put in whatever I've bought that needs freezing, and that's it. Also, I've reused duct tape many times for other things? It doesn't lose all its adhesion with one application/removal. I would have no idea how to install a new gasket. Yes, I know I could watch a You Tube video.
You seem determined to use duct tape regardless of what anyone thinks.

So use it.

My opinion is that if you want to continue using a freezer as an integral part of your personal food system over the long-term that you'd be better off replacing the old one with a more energy-efficient model.

But - if you'd rather try duct tape, it's your call.
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