Sunfrost RF-16 latch system

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Sep 12, 2014
Has anybody with a Sunfrost refrigerator/freezer found a better latch system than the OEM? Over 20 years we have worn out about a half dozen, down to my last two so wanted to know if there is a chance of improving. I was thinking of a magnet, like on some cabinets, if I can find one strong enough to get a good seal. Also, speaking of seals, what kind of door seal are you using? I think mine are okay but would like other options when I need to replace those. Sunfrost said they stock V seals, whatever that means. Thanks for the input, much appreciated.


Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
Moved to the DIY section for some brainstorming. Can you post some pictures of the latching mechanism. I am wondering if something from the pellet stove door latch system on some stoves might be adaptable.