I want to replace the lower compartment door seal. What is the procedure?
ANSWER Hello Tom. Loosen all of the screws all the way around the door, (do not remove the screws, only loosen them about 2 to 3 turns). Remove the old door seal. The new seal 2188445A May be malformed from shipping. If so put it in the bathtub or sink with hot water. This type of material will change it's shape at higher temperatures and hold it's shape when cooled. Once you get the seal in place around the door liner, go around the door tightening the screws while holding the seal in position for the liner to catch the groove, (you'll understand as you start around the door and see how the liner holds the seal in place). Once all of the screws are re-tightened, close the door and look all around the door, checking how the new seal is seating. Any areas which aren't contacting the cabinet should be heated with a hair dryer. This will cause the seal to conform to the cabinet. NOTE: If you have to heat the seal to achieve a proper seal to the cabinet, remember that the new seal will hold it's shape after it cools. This means to leave the door shut until the seal has cooled. I have found that if your in a hurry, after the seal is seated properly it can be cooled by rubbing an ice cube against it. This enables you to open and close the door immediately. I sure hope you have found this to be useful. Good luck and have a great day.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 02, 2012