Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
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1. turn off the refrigerator using the inside temp dial2. take all food out of the refrigerator door3. pull up the gasket along the door frame and loosen all the screws starting with the bottom and the sides4. loosen the screws underneath the gasket on the top of the door (be ready to lower the door frame when you loosen the last screw!)5. pull the old gasket off the door frame6. put the door frame on the floor insulation side up7. lay the new gasket out on the floor and use a blow dryer to heat the new gasket to make it flexible8. put the new gasket on the frame by fitting the crease of the gasket over the edge of the frame making sure that the magnet side of the new gasket is facing the refrigerator when the frame is re-attached9. apply RTV Silicone sealant along the entire lip of the gasket (on the insulation side of the frame) and press the gasket to the frame to form a bond ( I got a tube of RTV silicone at Wal-Mart in the automotive dept. near the motor oils)10. wait 5-10 minutes to let the silicone bond to the frame11. lift the frame up and re-attach to the door starting with the top middle screw first, the side middle screws next, the bottom middle screw last (you may want to get a second person to help hold the frame while you are attaching these initial screws)12. go back and re-attach all remaining screws13. close the refrigerator door and check for a good seal all along the gasket14. your done!Note: you may want to close the refrigerator door and block it with a chair to keep in some cold air after you remove the frame to install the new gasket
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Part Number: PS428570