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- Fresh Food Door Gasket - Black
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Customer: Mark from Stafford, VA
Ripped fresh food door gasket
Thought this repair would be easy, but it turned out to be a bit difficult. I started removing the gasket screws with a 1/4" nutdriver from the top to about halfway down the sides. I soaked the new gasket in hot water for about 15 minutes to make it "pliable" and get rid of the "wrinkling". It did not work. I had a heat gun for backup to smooth out the wrinkles. Only worked slightly better. Things are going smoothly until I run in to a little plastic clip by the door handle. It holds the gasket in place while you place two screws on the short run. It was very hard to remove this plastic pin. I ended up having to loosen the top screws so that I could get leverage to remove the pin and put it in the new gasket. Added a half hour to the job. Worked the rest of the gasket on the door. I continued down the sides and to the bottom. It left me with a lot of play so I loosen the sides again and started from the bottom back up to the sides. It is best to start at the bottom and work back up the sides. Having finished, I am hoping for a tight seal. It has some wrinkles that I hope will work themselves out. If not, I may have to use the heat gun again. Make sure you work slowly and have plenty of patience.