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Door seal on hotpoint fridge cracked. Have obtained new door seal C00282948, but cannot work out how to attach to fridge door. Please can you help?

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If you lay the gasket flat on the floor with the side that mates to the chassis of the compartment... you will note that there appears to be a split on the inside of the gasket.

On the OLD gasket you loosen all of the screws by gripping the gasket and rolling it until the mounting screws are exposed. Just loosen the mounting screws as you go and pull to old gasket off starting on the bottom and working your way up both sides until you finish to center. DO NOT remove any of the screws unless you have no other choice. If your removed them to begin with... reinstall all the screws and mounting plates VERY loosely before attempting to install the new gasket.

When you install the NEW gasket.... hang the gasket under the TOP mounting plate by separating / rolling the NEW gasket until you can slide it into place. Once you get about 12 inches in place on both sides from center TIGHTEN the top center mounting screw so the gasket does not keep falling out of place. Align the rest of the top of the gasket to both TOP corners. Make sure it is centered and the corners match. Then work your way down each side to each of the corners. Tighten a few screws until they are just snug to hold the gasket in place. Then align the bottom with the gasket mouting plate and push the gasket into place under the mouting plate. Center the gasket and tighten the center bottom screw and one screw on each corner.

Now go back and tighten all the rest of the screws by rolling the gasket back to expose the screws. You do not have really tighten the screws super tight. Only tighten them until it grips the mouting plate firmly against the gasket. It is best to work from a center point to the corners on each side of the gasket so the mounting plates do not warp when doing the final tightening process.

Should your model NOT have the mounting screws and plates it is a matter of aligning the part of the gasket that locks over the lip on the door. (See video)

Hopefully my "How to" steps are understandable to you.
If not the 2 min 30 second video below should help you. (not your model but the concept is the same) Pay particular attention to the steps at the 1:27 mark of the video.

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