Refrigerator door was not staying closed

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Cynthia From Closter, NJ

Feb 03, 2010

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I needed to replace a torn and mildewed gasket on the bottom freezer.

To prepare the freezer so I did not lose the cold air I taped a clear plastic sheet from a window insulation kit to the frame of the refrigerator. It held the cold in very well.

I did not remove the door from the refrigerator, but I would suggest you do so that you are working on a flat and non-movng surfact. It wasn't impossible to work with the door on, but it slowed me down.

Next, remove the screws under the existing gasket and take off the gasket (be sure you know what part goes behind the lip that gets screwed down).

Clean off the exposed area to remove any dirt, mildew, etc..

Place the gasket on the door and run your fingers across the top of the gasket to ensure that the little piece that is supposed to sit behind the lip is in place. If it doesn't feel even, it may mean that it is not totally behind the lip, and it may not shut properly (trust me - placing the gasket carefully is key).

Then replace the screws and voila, you are done!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Freezer Door Gasket

Part Number: PS2007711

$82.52
In Stock