Freezer door gasket replaced

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years



Sep 26, 2012

Both PartSelect and GE advisors told me to remove/loosen screws holding gasket to the door. This model has no screws. After pulling to old gasket from a corner (very difficult) I found that it is held in place by pressing it into a channel running around the door. Very difficult to line up the proper parts and very difficult to slide/adjust it into place. When finally installed, one corner of the gasket protruded so that the door was not flush and actually kept the door from closing. I tried to push/pull it into place. No good. Finally I tried to hammer the gasket back to make it flush. No good, as it evidently crushed the magnets providing the necessary holding power and produced gaps. I finally had to get foam window stripping plus heavy duty magnets to pull door to frame. Result: door closes OK but some moisture collects around door.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Freezer Door Gasket

Part Number: PS296968

In Stock