Replacing a Refrigerator Door Gasket

All doors on a refrigerator have a molded gasket around the outside edge of the door to seal in the cold air. Over time the gasket can get torn or with age it becomes old and stiff. Making a visual inspection of your refrigerator door Gasket on a regular basis is a great way to save money. A leaking refrigerator door gasket can waste hundreds of dollars a year.

Things to look for during an inspection, tears in the gasket, bends or creases in the gasket, condensation around the outside or moldy areas. If you discover any of these issues it’s probably time to replace the refrigerator door gasket. Another test you can perform opening the door placing a piece of paper in the door in closing you can easily slide the paper out the gasket is not sealing properly and it’s time to invest in the new gasket.

In order to purchase the correct gasket for your refrigerator, you’ll need the make, model and serial number off of the refrigerator. This information can usually be found on the inside of the door or along the inside edge of the refrigerator. Once you know that information you can take it to your local appliance supply store or online.

The gasket on most refrigerator doors are held on by one of two ways. If you pull out slightly on the inside edge of the gasket it will either be attached by in a groove under the door liner, or you will see a row of bolts which hold a retaining bar that keeps the gasket in place.

On the next page you find two videos explaining the two different ways of replacing your refrigerator door gasket.

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