Over time the door gaskets had deteriorated to the point where the air loss in the freezer was causing ice/frost build up in the area of the freezer control.

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Lee From Manhattan Beach, CA

Jul 21, 2008

4 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I began by loosening the door gaskets by backing off the screws about 2 turns with the nut driver. The gaskets pulled off easily. I then heated the new gaskets in the clothes dryer on med heat for about 5 mins. I attempted to reinstall the new gaskets and found this more difficult than it needed to be. My solution was to simply remove both doors, remove all the screws and pull the door liners. Then I was able to easily install the gaskets, reinstall the liners and rehang the doors. As a result of pulling the inner liners was I discovered that 'Ice' had developed in the insulation (fiberglass) in the freezer door. I used a heat gun on low to melt the ice and then ran the insulation through the dryer to fully dry it before reinstallation. These added steps increased the total time for the repair but were well worth it in my opinion.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Freezer Door Gasket (Now subbed to Freezer Door Gasket)

Part Number: PS2119840

$91.45
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USE WPL D7605116Q (Now subbed to Fresh Food Door Gasket)

Part Number: PS2119842

$98.89
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