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SOURCE: Philco Freezer - replace/repair seal & plastic around top

Well, you can find a universal gasket kit. Instead of being one solid piece specifically made for you model, It is made up of pieces that you cut to fit. I should warn you that these kits are very difficult to work with. If you dont create an air tight seal, the constant warm air leak will make it run longer, decreasing its useful life.
You said however that the gasket is only dried and rock hard, not that it was torn or falling away from the door. If that is indeed the case, and you still have good tight seal on all four sides, you might be ok for a while.
factory replacements are nearly impossible without a model number for reference.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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A local appliance parts house may be able to supply universal gasket to fit to the machine but again, if the inner liner is bad it could prove to be fruitless.

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