The freezer gasket is no longer sealing properly allowing frost to buildup around the edges which eventually falls into the refrig area, thaws and leaves a puddle. Can we replace the gasket?
Yes, the gasket is replaceable, for modest cost and difficulty=easy.
Where to get new gasket: take exact Mfr. & model number (and serial number) of fridge
to your nearest
major appliance parts store (see yellow pages). Call them, to see if they have your replacement
gasket in stock, or may need to order it.
How to replace gasket: pull back inner edge of gasket until your see the 1/4-in hex head machine
screws attaching it to the freezer door. Using nutdriver, unscrew old gasket's screws, and
install new gasket by reversing the procedure, starting with the top middle screw, and proceeding
around the edges.
Its a "nutdriver project." If for some reason the screws are too rusted to re-use, an equivalent screw
(just match the diameter and length) is easily
(and inexpensively) obtained at your nearest hardware store - you won't even need to return to the
appliance parts store.
This procedure works for most standard freezer-over-fridge units - you can include your exact
Mfr. and model number in your next query for more precise info.
Jul 04, 2011 |