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Freezer gasket dry

freezer gasket is dry, causing ice to form in the freezer. I understand that I can fix it myself but the instructions I find don't tell me how to find the screws that hold the gasket.

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  • Lorettaw Jul 31, 2008

    The gasket doesn't roll back without forcing something. Maybe it's not attached with screws?

  • Lorettaw Jul 31, 2008

    I still can't find the screws. How else might the gasket be attached? And could I, an amateur, do it? LorettaW

  • Lorettaw Jul 31, 2008

    I can't tell, or certainly can't describe it. Pulling the gasket from the outside corner it looks like it might be glued, or on a rigid frame of some kind that snaps in place. No wedge evident.

    It's a 3 or 4year old Kenmore model #7509 with a bottom freezer. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.


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Roll the gasket back from the inside edge and under it you will find screws if they were the method used to secure the gasket in place.

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    James Helmer Jul 31, 2008

    Some door gaskets are attached by a wedge at its center. You can tell if this is your type beginning at one corner. Lift the corner and you can see under it how it is attached.

  • James Helmer
    James Helmer Aug 01, 2008

    Four years old is a short time for a gasket. they usualy last the life of the unit. You can sometimes soften them op by cleaning them with warm water and detergent.


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