• The Dollar Bill Test for your Refrigerator

  • The Dollar Bill Test for your Refrigerator

    May 18, 2013 | Blog | nokcarin
  • Does your refrigerator need a new seal?

    How can you tell if your refrigerator is working optimally?  Is there a way to know if the seal is working properly?  It can be hard to tell if your refrigerator is losing cool air and costing you and the environment.  Fortunately, there is a simple way to determine just this thing and it will only cost you $1!

    What you do: With the refrigerator door open, place the dollar bill against the seal and then close the door, leaving half of the bill sticking out.  If the bill stays put your refrigerator seal is working properly; if it falls to the floor, you have a problem.

    Why it works: If the pressure between the door and seal is not enough to keep a thin piece of paper in place, then it's not enough to keep the cold air in.

    What you do if your fridge fails the test: Call ARC Appliance to get the seal replaced. The cost is far less than the cost of an entirely new appliance.