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MFU21M3GW1 Frigidaire Freezer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MFU21M3GW1 parts

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replacement freezer keys

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: CHARLOTTE from SEDALIA, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 34 of 38 people found this instruction helpful
I accidently threw away both freezer keys to our upright Gibson and G.E. Freezers!!!! I had no luck finding replacements locally, so I got on the internet and came across PartSelect.com. I called them on the telephone; and after giving the model numbers of my freezers, the keys were on their way!! I received the keys very quickly and both worked perfectly. I would highly recommend Partselect.com. Charlotte M. Bishop

The freezer door wouldn't stay shut due to two irresponsible children.

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: Paul from Cape Coral, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered the part, which was a key, tied it on the freezer door handle, locked the door and voila, the problem was fixed. (We still have the children. :-)

Lost Locked Freezer Door Key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: Robert from San Rafael, CA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Had to drag the full freezer out from the wall to expose the name plate, got the Model # and S/N and found the key on the partselect website in minutes. It was cheap so I got two. Other than FEDEX not knowing my address correctly, when I finally got the key it worked fine. Not a problem anymore.
Thanks

Compressor was short cycling

  • Customer: Sherman from Tuttle, OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the cowling with a square drive screw driver, removed the spring clip from the cover of the compressor controls with a screw driver, pulled off the old compressor start relay and replaced it with the new part. Since other problems could have caused the compressor to short cycle this was a "replace the part and hope it would work" since that would be the most common reason and it was not a very expensive part.

The compressor would not run.

  • Customer: Linda from Gurnee, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the cover, used a multimeter to test the compressor circuit, and found the compressor start relay to be defective.
Ordered a new one and installed it when it arrived.

I Lost The Key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: VICKIE from DAWSON, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I order another one thanks

Just lost key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: Toni from Little Rock, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
No repair. The key fit!

Missing key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: John from DUNBAR, WV
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the key from its shipping package I pushed it into the freezer locking slot and turned it to lock and unlock the lid and then removed it. I had no problems with this fix. Of course, I am an older gentleman with a lot of experience in repairs around my house,as well as other houses. I am sure that a less experienced person may have more of problem with this type of "repair".

Gasket old and leaking

  • Customer: Thomas from RIXEYVILLE, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This freezer has many screws that hold the cover on the back of the door and assist clamping the edge of the gasket in place. Be sure to just loosen the screws 3/4 the way out, use a flat head screw driver to pry the cover from the door in case over time it is stuck to the door. The new gasket will come in a creative box trying not to kink the gasket itself, but there will be some distortion of the gasket when you get it. Put it in the sun or in hot water. I put it in my dryer for 10 minutes. Remove the old gasket, and start at the top of the door to replace the gasket. TIPS: If the screws are backed out enough, there should not be any problem sliding the back part of the gasket under the cover. When on the sides, do not pull the gasket down to make it easier to slide the gasket underneath the cover. This will distort and lengthen the gasket so it will not fit and thin it out so it will not function well. Once the gasket is in place, tighten the screws being sure to feel along the outside edge of the gasket for any bulging that would indicate that portion of the gasket is NOT under the cover properly.

Freezer is 17 yrs old so needed a new gasket. The results were poor since the new gasket would not allow the door to seal.

  • Customer: Richard from CARY, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the numerous screws and took the door panel off. Cleaned and dried it. Replaced the insulation and hung the penal with 2 screws at the top and sides. Started to fit the gasket under the edge of the panel and put on the screws as I went across the top then down the sides finishing across the bottom. Perfect fit but could not get the door to seal at all. Went out and bought a new freezer(did I say it was 17 yrs old?!?!).

Could Not Lock

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: brenda from snellville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Oh yea thanx to partselect it went great didnt get fisrtkey but when got the second key it worked great thanx partselect

Plastic shelf supports broken

  • Customer: shari from west sand lake, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 3 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
Needed to remove both left and right broken (plastic) supports and reinsert the new parts. Not hard at all...worked like a charm!

freezer not cold

  • Customer: Marion from Jamestown, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 57 of 184 people found this instruction helpful
took door of removed gasket replaced

lost key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: Stephen from noble, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered freezer key friday afternoon received it saturday afternoon. Fast service

Needed a freezer key

  • Parts Used:
  • KEY
  • Customer: Nancy from Star Lake, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We really didn t need to do a repair, we just ordered a freezer key that we didn t have. I must say the shipping was fast we received it the next day. It was worth the shipping charge. We will be ordering again. Great service.
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