Door Gasket did not seal properly

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Frank From Columbia, MD

Jun 13, 2010

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I sealed the freezer with cardboard and duck tape and kept the door attached (I recycled all the cardboard after I was done). I didn't need to use the hair dryer to remove kinks from the gasket because I couldn't get to the repair for a week and the gasket was in good shape after I took it out of the box.

I almost installed the gasket without removing the plastic door liner (more the twenty small hex screws) but I'm glad I decided to remove it after all. When I removed the plastic liner half of the fiberglass insulation was consumed by a huge block of ice. All these years my freezer had been working harder and wasting more energy than necessary.

I removed all the insulation and replaced it with spray insulation which took longer to allow for the spray foam to cure. The reason I knew what I was doing was because all of you took the time to post your installation experiences. Thank you....

By the way, if you decide to remove the plastic liner for my model, it really helps if someone holds the liner while you attach the first few hex screws. Thank you wife. Also, I'm so glad I had a can of spray insulation in the garage so my wife wouldn't say "how many trips to Home Depot is going to take to finish the job"

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Freezer Door Gasket

Part Number: PS2007711

In Stock