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Is it hard to change the seals on an upright freezer and is it worth changing if the freezer is over 12 years old (Sears brand)?

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  • Elaine E Enokawa May 08, 2010

    How do i go about buying the seals for my freezer. Are the seals generic (fits all brands)? or do I need to buy model-specific brands? My Kenmore Elite Frostless freezer is about 12-15 years old. Should I buy the seals from Sears or can you recommend a source where I can buy the seals.

  • Elaine E Enokawa May 08, 2010

    Your information was very helpful, but I had another question on where can I buy the seals from...Sears or any appliance parts store?

  • Elaine E Enokawa May 08, 2010

    2coolrick,



    Can I ask another question please.



    I need to know where to buy the seals from...do I get them from Sears parts or can I go to any appliance part store and just ask for the freezer seal? (I have a Kenmore Elite Frostless freezer)



    Thanks again.

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YES, it is worth it to change the seals, as long as the unit doesn't make any unusual noises when starting up or during the running cycle itself. (compressor noises)

I've seen Sears freezer units last 20 years+ without fail. They rust out inside the unit before they fail !!!

The seal is 1 piece and easily changed with a couple common hand tools.

Note: Your new seal might have to be heated with a hair dryer to shape it into the right shape before installing. This is normal as the seal is in a box and usually folded up. It comes with install instructions and explains the "shaping procedure" as well.

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