We have tried several freezer door gaskets and we always have a gap at one corner that does not seal. The gasket snaps in, what else can we do? Would the retaining strips cause this problem?
Answer Hello John,
You can try heating the seal with a hair dryer. The material the door seal is made of will get real pliable when heated and will retain the shape it was in when it cools. If this doesn't do it, you can try flexing the door panel to remove a warp that may exist. As a last ditch effort, you can fold shoebox thickness cardboard to fit inside, (underneath), the door seal. This sometimes will force the spread of the seal, making it contact the appliance cabinet.
Do you need to by other parts in order to replace the freezer gasket (like retrainer strips H & V) or can you install it without replacing the retainer strips?
Answer Hello Heather! If the retainer strips are damaged on your refrigerator now they will need to be replaced. Otherwise, you do not need any other parts to replace the door gaskets on your refrigerator. Thanks!
Are gaskets hard to install by a rookie? Or do you need a fix-it person?
Answer Hello Arlene. The door gasket WR24X449 is not hard to install. You will need to remove the door from the refrigerator. Then remove the screws around the inside of the door under the gasket and remove the gasket. Reinstall in reverse order with the new gasket. Make sure you get the gasket properly seated under the guides on the sides and top and bottom. You may need to use a hair dryer to form the gasket when installed back onto the refrigerator. Be careful not to melt the gasket. Hope this helps.