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Refrigerator I changed the gasket around my refrigerator door but now I can't seem to be able to keep it shut on it's own. It is a Whirlpool probably from around 1993 I think. It was here when we bought the house 7 years ago. The strip on the bottom was all rotten so I got the part number and got one that is suppose to be the same type. It is different and there is magnetic in the thing but, the magnet part doesn't seem strong enough to keep the door shut or I just can't seem to get the door leveled properly. It stays open about an inch or two. I was trying to save money by fixing it myself, but my husband is telling me to call an expert to come over to fix it. I don't want to put any more money into it. I was trying to save us from buying a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • lookenott Jun 20, 2008

    After paying $68.00 more out for a service call,(Gasket was

    $60.00,previously bought) I now have a cold refrigerator. the service man used a heat gun and ran it all over the outside of the gasket and stuck inside the vent hole from the freezer while the fridge door was shut. This brought back the memory and it actually sealed around the door frame. If I knew that was what I needed to do, I would have. Everyone mentions kinks. I really didn't have kinks in the gasket. I used a hairdryer and removed the one that I had. I didn't realize I needed to really warm up the gasket so that it was more plyable and soft. It would have taken hours with the hair dryer, but I wasted hours trying to adjust the door hinges. Oh, well, I am an expert now. If anyone needs their gasket changed, let me know. LOL

    Thanks for the free advise.

    Barb Lookenott

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Use a hair dryer to heat the gasket up and gently pull all the bends and wrinkles outs. this takes a tremindous amount of patients even with us techs, so work slowly. once you have that done and the gasket shift to form the door seal put a light coat of vasaline all the way aroung the gasket then push the door shut making sure you gasket is touching the door seal all the way around it mat take going over it again with the hair dryer with the door closed to get it to form correctly, once formed don't open the door for a min. of 4 to 8hrs if it can be avoided and after that make sure you close the door and it seals for the next week to 2 weeks which is about the time it take for it to cure properly

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