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I need to replace the fresh food door gasket, what is the best way, and i purchased the gasket already and it has a few dent in the oart that is puffy. what do i do about that?

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You could try soaking in hot water to heat and soften it up. You could also try a hair dryer. The dents might just pop out.

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The number that you have provided is your general manual number, which is common to several different models.

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Hey friend, thank you for your inquiry!

I understand that your Frigidaire refrigerator is not cooling within the fresh food side but cooling in the freezer. I would check to assure that the vent assembly is not blocked by any food, if so remove the food and allow your refrigerator to cool down.

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I understand you are having ice and snow like conditions in the freezer of your Electrolux refrigerator, model# EI23BC36IS3. I also see that it is not due to the door being left open. I suggest checking the seal around the door for any type of damage or possibly the door is not sealing correctly. With the heat and humidity, this could cause the frost inside the freezer. Your appliance comes equipped with an Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC). To activate manual defrost, simultaneously press and hold the Fresh Food up, or plus sign, and Fresh Food down, or minus sign, keys for 5 seconds. A "d" in the freezer temperature window and "F" in the refrigerator temperature window will display when the heater is activated. To deactivate manual defrost, simultaneously press and hold the Fresh Food up, or plus sign, and Fresh Food down, or minus sign, keys for 5 seconds. A "d" and "F" will be displayed until the defrost cycle is complete. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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Good day,
First, make sure the gasket including the bottom is clean, as well as the mating surface of the machine itself.
The machine itself should be checked for being level. Side to side, if it's a top freezer model, the hinge side cannot be lower than the other side.
As well, front to back it should be leveled but with a slight tilt to the rear to assist in closing.
If none of this helps, then the magnets in the gasket itself have gotten weak and the gasket needs replaced.

Notes: Heavier items keeped in the freezer door will help to a degree. Closing the door slower as well.

The reason this happens, is that with the main door open, then closed, a large volume of air is forced into the fresh food compartment. There are vents that are open between the freezer section and fresh food compartment. This large volume of air when closing the main door is compressed into a smaller area, causing the problem.

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When you close the fresh food door, air is pushed in, and forced into the freezer compartment.

Check to see if the machine is leveled. Slight tilt to the rear is ideal.

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Look at the door, is there a bunch of screws holding the magnetic gasket on? They probably hold the whole plastic inside part on, too. If you are real lucky, the insulation inside will come out easy. If it has been sprayed or poured in, you can't get to the metal to pound it flat from the inside out. For that you would need a bunch of groovy car body working tools. It would take all day,,and what are you going to do with the food, a cooler? How about hiding the dents with decor objects, I'm not sure refrigerator magnets will stick. P.S. If you do take the gasket off, tighten the screws only a little while checking the door fit. Once you know it is flat, you can snug them up.

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Replace a door gasket on a refrigerator....

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Replace a door gasket on a refrigerator: The first thing to do when changing a door gasket is to check and see if you have the proper part before taking the old gasket off. Hold the new gasket up to the fridge door to make sure the gasket is the same size as the old one. Next step is to remove the wrinkles in the gasket caused by folding for shipping. Instructions with the gaskets say to soak the gasket in hot water. Another way is to use a hair dryer to heat the gasket and remove the wrinkles. Be careful not to burn the gasket with the hair dryer. Almost all gaskets in use today are magnetic. I am placing instructions here for the most common one. They have strips of magnetized material inside the gasket material to adhere to the cabinet when the door is closed. Therefore there is sometimes no up or down on the gasket. Some fridge's have magnets on only 3 sides and the side without a magnet is the hinge side gasket. But to be safe, check this before installing. You will certainly want to check for this on older refrigerators that have magnetic door latches. Some of these have no magnets on the latch side of the gasket. There are about three different ways of attaching gaskets. All will be addressed on this page. Remove the food from the shelves on the door. Loosen the screws that hold the metal strips that keep gasket in place on the top half of the door. Back the screws out about 1/4 inch. The gasket has a lip on it that seats in a groove under the top part of the metal strip. Pull the old gasket off. Work the groove on back side of the new gasket under the cutout in the metal strips that holds it on the door liner. Straighten and get good install before tightening screws. Run screws back up against the metal holding strip snugly, not fully tight. Go to the bottom and do the bottom half. By doing the top half first and tightening, then doing the bottom half, you will minimize any warping of the door. If there is warping of the door, we have not yet fully tightened the screws. so you can realign the door easily and then tighten the screws. Check the alignment of the door and be sure the gasket is sealing properly before fully tightening the screws. If the door is warped, (see picture) simply warp it back to a sealing position, then tighten the screws. There are instances where the gasket is too tight on the hinge side, and you may have to shim the door hinges out from the cabinet to keep the gasket from scrubbing when closing. .also use a little petroleum jelly on the gasket on the hinge side will allow the gasket to "settle" better. The hinge side must slide along the cabinet edge while the other 3 sides just close up against the cabinet. The jelly will allow the gasket to rub smoothly and also prevent squeaking noises. Maintenance of the gasket is important also. It should be cleaned on a regular basis. Clean the gasket and the mating cabinet surface with warm soapy water, rinse clean and dry it good. Putting a little baby powder on the sides (except the hinge side because we put the jelly there) will prevent the gasket from sticking and tearing. The heaters in the refrigerator used to keep moisture from forming on the cabinet attracts airborne materials and make the gasket sealing surfaces sticky. The powder will help stop this. Probably 75% of the fridge's made a few years ago use this edge under the metal track....some American made fridge's use the U shaped metal strip and the gasket pushes into the metal strip, (see a picture) the screws that hold this metal strip do not have to be removed or loosened. A lot of fridge's also use the metal strips with out the edge. Some Maytag's and Woods come to mind. The screws go through the metal strip and the gasket as well. The screws have to be removed completely to replace the gasket.
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