Retainer strip for door bottom not available

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Duane From Montgomery, AL

Jan 23, 2014

We bought the side door retainer strip with the hope we could simply cut it to length and it would be the solution for the top/bottom retainer strip not available.. The problem was the holes for the flathead screws on the door bottom do not match the pattern of the holes on the side retainer. This meant we had to mark and drill new holes carefully on a drill press and then cut the piece to fit. After that it was no problem at all to screw it back to door and install the new gasket. Sure wish the top/bottom retainer strips were in stock somewhere.

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Part Number: PS292554

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