7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Customer: Nathan from Natick, MA
The old gasket was very misshaped and leaking badly
Start by loosening each of the screws holding the white inner part of the door to the rest of the door under the flap of existing gasket. Do not completely take the screws out or the door will come apart making the job much harder. Once all screws are loose, the gasket should pop out.
To install the new gasket push the beaded edge back into the crack. You may need to loosen the screws a little bit more to push it in. After it's all the way in, tighten all the screws back up. Be sure to make sure the inner part of the door didn't slide down when all the screws where loose. If it did, the door may not close properly. To fix this, lift up the inner door while the screws are loose, hold it in place, and tighten a few of the screws. It also helps to empty the shelves in the door.
One other helpful item. I taped a large piece of cardboard to the fridge while I was working on the door to keep it as cold as possible.
4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Customer: Richard from Eugene, OR
Couldn't get the gasget straight
I took the whole inner door liner off the door. I then put the new gasket onto the fiberglass shell . Then I tried to keep it straight, but screws where hard to start. Then get the whole thing back onto the door was entirely a pain !. And when I did, it came out from behind the fiberglass shell. I tried to glue it down ,but the silicon I used was messy. I still have gaps by the the hinges. I think next I will have a repair man do it! !!!! can you give me some hints on how to do it!????
2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Judith from St Louis, MO
Forming gasket to the refrigerator
Generally, refrigerator gaskets are a royal pain--the only reason anyone would go through this is that a $70 part beats the price of a new fridge and the aggravation of moving the old one out and a new one in! Went reasonably well as I had the proper tools, and experience,and the time to devote to the project---I would suggest getting it installed, loading the door as you usually do and then using the hair dryer with everything in place to form the gasket to specific usage and loading of the appliance.