I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer. Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it.
One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free! No more defrosting! No more blocks of ice forming inside! It's frost free!
While perhaps not so visible in a photograph as it was in real life, when I opened the brand-new freezer door on the brand-new fridge during the final walk through of a brand-new house, we saw a lot of frost!
And the frost was localized to one area in particular.
Warm air was getting in! And we know that warm seeks cold. Warm air was getting IN.
How can that be? Certainly a bad door seal.
And that was the case here.
Looking at the door seal there were two indentations.
Refrigerator doors seal by virtue of a magnetic strip, covered by a rubber seal, which sticks itself to the metal on the door. Over time the seals can become damaged and leak.
But this is a new door!
There should be no damage. There should be no leak.
You can see the little dents beside each of the red dots.
It's enough of a dent to let air inside, and with that air frost develops. You can even see frost on the door framing just inside each of the dots!
This fridge needs a new door seal!
My recommendation: the purpose of the final walk through is to check. And even the brand-new appliances are checked! Often there is something amiss. There was a lot of frost. You'd think it was seen before now! Well, maybe not.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560