- Check the door seal size. Measure your door or doors, and take down the make and model number.
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- 2Order a replacement door seal.
It's easy to find them online. Make sure to check the model number for
your refrigerator when you order it. When it arrives, hold the new door
seal up against the old door seal to compare the size. The sizes are
rarely incorrect, but it will save you the trouble of doing the job
twice if you happened to receive the wrong door seal.
- 3Locate the screws.
Lift the edges of the seal and find the screws underneath that are
holding in the plastic liner and door seal. Often, the screws hold in a
plastic liner, which in turn clamps the door seal to the door.
- 4Loosen the screws.
Begin to loosen the screws that hold in the door seal. DO NOT take the
screws all of the way out. It is unnecessary and will create more of a
job for you. If at all possible, loosen only a few screws at a time, as
- 5Remove the old seal.
Once all of the screws are loose, the door seal should easily slide out
from behind the plastic liner. Don't be too forceful when doing this
step, since some plastic liners can be quite brittle and crumble if you
are too rough. If the plastic is old, replace it.
- 6Insert the new seal.
Begin slipping the small lip of the new door seal behind the plastic
liner of the fridge. The best method is to start in the top corners and
work your way around the door.
- 7Tighten the screws.
Once the door seal is in a certain section, you can begin tightening
the screws. Begin with the 8 corner screws, and then check the
alignment of the door while closed. Also check that the seal is even
and straight. If the door is twisted, you can easily manipulate the
door to twist back into shape whilst the screws are loose. Then tighten
the remaining screws.
- 8Apply powder.
Use a bit of baby powder or talcum powder to prevent sticking. Rub some
powder around the hinge side corners of the door seal, and where the
seal slides. This will help to prevent the door seal from twisting as
it meets the metal of the fridge. If this still doesn't prevent
twisting, then wedge a screwdriver under the seal as you close the door
and leave it shut for an hour.
- 9Check for gaps.
Look for any gaps in the door seal, especially at the top on the
opening side. These can form due to the door dropping or being out of
alignment. One way to check is to turn on a flashlight and place it
inside, then close the door and look for light.
- 10Fix any gaps in the door seal.
Pack out the seal underneath the areas where the door seal has the
gaps. This can be done with a small strip of weather stripping, as
shown here, or a bit of tightly rolled up paper under the door seal.
Alternatively, you can heat the door seal up with a hair dryer to fix
the gaps. This softens the door seal and allows you to stretch it.
- 11Check the corners.
If the application of powder hasn't prevented the door seal twisting,
then wedge a screwdriver under the seal as you close the door and leave
it shut for an hour. The door seal will then have enough time to mould
into the correct shape.