Thread Number: 71466  /  Tag: Refrigerators
Kenmore/Frigidaire Refrigerator Gaskets
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Post# 945735   6/28/2017 at 13:51 (299 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Top-freezer, model 253.6580250A.

Need to replace both gaskets. There was no air conditioning run in the house for the duration since it was new, but will be now.  They're cracked/torn in a few places, pulled loose from a couple corners, moisture drips from the freezer door if it's opened for a few mins.  The unit is otherwise in good condition.  Ice maker kit added last month.

Initial investigation finds there apparently are no screws on the gaskets.  They apparently press into place, anchor onto keeper rails or some such.  This job needs to be done by July 17 but I'm leery to get on it without advice on whether there's a trick to attaching them.

Thanks in advance.

Post# 945749 , Reply# 1   6/28/2017 at 16:47 (299 days old) by COLDSPOT66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Hi Glenn,

The gaskets are pressed into the channel all around. Make sure the outer rim where the gaskets seals to the cabinet are clean and not sticky especially the bottom of the fresh food door. Not bad to do, you may have to press with a bit of pressure to make sure the gasket seats into the channel.

Post# 945764 , Reply# 2   6/28/2017 at 18:58 (299 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I replaced gaskets on a BeverageAir undercounter refrigerator at work some months ago, sounds like a similar mounting method.

Can it reasonably be done without removing the doors? ... I'd kinda rather not do that.

Post# 945777 , Reply# 3   6/28/2017 at 20:27 (299 days old) by COLDSPOT66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

The ones I have done I didn't remove the doors. Pressing in the gasket on the hinge side and the bottom of the fresh food door might be a little awkward.

Post# 946707 , Reply# 4   7/4/2017 at 17:07 (293 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Did the job this afternoon. Nicely easy, no fatal issues.  The magnetic strip on the hinge edge of the ff door doesn't make contact to the cabinet on the lower half without assistance when the door is opened/closed but presumably/hopefully will "set-in" after a few days.

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