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Door gasket on 4 year old refrigerator damaged. Can gasket be replaced or do I need to replace the entire main door??

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Model# RT18DKXEW05 parts


Repair clinic has booth door gaskets
the refrigerator gasket is $91.60
The freezer door gasket is $72.95

If the unit is working good it might be worth it to replace the gaskets if unit is in good shape and you only need one of the 2 gaskets I would replace it. if needs both you need to see what a replacement unit costs and make a decision

http://www.repairclinic.com/Roper-Refrigerator-Model-RT18DKXEW05-ID-114014-Gasket-Seal-Parts

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GE Monogram all freezer about 4 years old has a door seal that won't seal and it ices up at bottom. We have defrosted three times. Is there a way to test if the door is hung crooked?


If the door hang is bent the door wont be vertical you can see it.
You can try taking apart the door and mounting it back.
More likely you need to replace the gasket.

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Door will open will not close


Hello,

The door on a refrigerator is an important component to the over all functionality of the refrigerator. A simple refrigerator door repair can potentially save hundreds of dollars in energy every year.
Check the Hinges
A misaligned door hinge can release cold air from inside the refrigerator, causing it to run less efficiently. If the door doesn't shut evenly it could be a problem with a hinge. The easiest repair for this is to simply tighten the screws that hold the hinges. If this doesn't solve the problem try to see if the hinges are level. You may need to replace the hinges all together.
The Door Gasket
The rubber piece that circles the entire door serves a purpose more than just helping the door close quietly. It should form a seal that maintains the temperature inside the refrigerator. If the gasket is cracked or warped you will need to replace this. Find the model number for your refrigerator and you can find the right gasket. Some gaskets are simply put on with adhesives, others require clamps or screws.
The Light
If you have a faulty door switch, the light may stay on in your refrigerator. This wastes valuable energy. To check this simply find the switch and press on it with the door open. Sometimes a thorough cleaning of the switch can fix the problem.

By maintaining your refrigerator door and making the necessary repairs you can save yourself a lot of money in lost energy costs.


I hope this help in solving the problem....

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ICE DOOR SEAL IS LOOSE AND NOT SEALING CAUSING FROST BUILDUP


Hello,

This is the step you will use to repair your ice door seal that is loose.

There are screws under the fold of the freezer door gasket that holds the brace for the gasket in place. Lift the rubber gasket to expose the screw head, one section at a time. Just loosen the screw, and do not take it completely out.

As you loosen the screws, one section at a time, carefully remove the old gasket. At the same time, fit the new gasket into the groove. Make sure your new gasket is lined up properly.

Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.

Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

Check the seal by closing the door. You should have a nice, tight seal.

Good luck.



  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7rn3O8
  • Step 3 Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.
  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.

  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7gYaZ2
  • Step 2 As you loosen the screws, one section at a time, carefully remove the old gasket. At the same time, fit the new gasket into the groove. Make sure your new gasket is lined up properly.
  • Step 3 Continue around the freezer door, unloosening the screw, taking out the old gasket and fitting the new one in.
  • Step 4 Tighten the screws into place. This may have to be done once the entire gasket is fitted into place.
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  • Read more: How to Fix a Freezer Door Seal | eHow.co.uk http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_4855248_fix-freezer-door-seal.html#ixzz0rY7JfY8i

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    Replacing door gaskets on model EF19MKXSN00


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    Hi , my fridge door panel cracked on the side shelving area. what do i need to replace it. is this an expensive process?


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    Whirlpool refrigerator stop cold but frosting bad


    Hello Catherine Fu,
    Welcome

    You said, you got this whirlpool double door refrigerator for 4 years. cost me about 1.5k. the second year, right after warranty, the main brain is down-the light panel in the refrigerator is off. whirlpool tech told me to replace it will cost me 500, so you decide not to do it. Now you have bad frosting issue for 6 month. Inside the Refrigerator, the water keep on dripping on side wall and glass drawer ceiling. In the freezer, frosting all over each drawer, and the bottom drawer has too many frosting and ice that i can hardly close the door. Last night, the refrigerator section just don't get cold anymore, it shuts up by itself.
    Help!! It is an very expensive refrigerator and ONLY 4 years old .


    First,I think you need to have a new tech.
    It sounds like you have either an air leak allowing out side air in and this causes the icing.
    Or you may need some freon (coolant gas) .
    If your freon pressure is low it can ice up.
    Did that tech that was there check for a freon leak and also check the pressure of the freon in the lines???
    You need to call a different tech and let him see what's happening.
    Some company that is reliable!

    Let me know what they do for you.
    God bless, Huuum

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    If your dishwasher leaks, check these:Main tub seal
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    Main tub seal
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    The main tub seal is beneath the drain impeller. It prevents the water in the dishwasher from leaking out near the shaft of the motor. To get to the seal, which is inside the dishwasher, remove the:

    1. Lower rack
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    Then pry the seal out of its housing and replace it.


    Door gasket or seal
    Over time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak. 


    Water-inlet valve
    The water-inlet valve, itself, seldom leaks. But, the water-supply line from the house and the rubber tube leading from the valve to the inside of the dishwasher may leak. Tighten or repair/replace these as necessary.

    The water-inlet valve could mechanically stick open. When that happens, the water continues to flow into the dishwasher, which then floods your kitchen. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher, and replace the valve.

    Hoses
    Behind the lower access panel on your dishwasher are several rubber or plastic hoses. If the leak appears at a connection, try a new clamp. If that doesn't work, replace the hose.
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