Existing Door Gasket Was Leaking and Deformed

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Michael From Danbury, CT

Sep 25, 2012

I followed instructions, both supplied with gasket, and some I found on-line. Pretty easy - loosen screws holding existing gasket, remove existing gasket, install new one, tighten screws. [TIP - I didn't soak new gasket in hot water before installing - definitely do this to get rid of the "wrinkles" caused by shipping. Throw it in a tub, and let it soak.] The problems I had to iron out were AFTER I installed new gasket. Door alignment shifted, so I loosened all gasket screws, realigned, and then tightened. Then door was not closing (it had dropped for some reason at the handle side), so I had to loosen hinge bolts, push up door, and re-tighten. I had to do this 3 times before door closed right. I also had to heat two sections of the new gasket with blow dryer to smooth gasket. After about two days, the gasket was sealing perfectly. No condensation in fridge, no leaking out bottom. I estimate by putting in a $100 gasket, I saved over $1,500 because my wife was ready to get brand new fridge. Good luck, and be patient if door needs to be realigned. Also - gasket may still have small gaps even after you install and heat it - give it a few days to conform to fridge before trying heat again.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Fresh Food Door Gasket

Part Number: PS1574759

$102.00
In Stock