Im getting ready to replace the seals around the door. I Want do this right, should I Buy the deal and the retaining strips and what do the retaining strips do exactly ? Thanks. Penske
Answer Hi Penske.Order which gasket needed and unfold it and place it naturally in the warm/hot bath water to relax it then start removing the inner door food and bins. When you unfold the inner door seal up or back to see the screws, the screws go through the metal retainer part # WR2X8235 (top). The side is part # WR2X8236. The freezer door seal is part # WR24X10228. You need to start by removing all door food and inner door shelve/bins. Then remove the top half first, then the new gasket is lightly screwed in place from the top half. Then you can install the bottom half and once centered then snug all screws. Then shut the door. Look at the side of the new seal. Use a putty knife and a hair drier to relax the wrinkles of the seal at the inner door seal and the inner door itself. Use food grade white white silicone part # RTV102 if needed to fill the gap if needed between the door seal and the door panel. This way the inside freezer or fresh food cavity temperature will not escape. Thank You.
Do I need to order a retaining strip for each side of the door? Top, bottom, left side, and right side? Need to know ASAP so I can get my order in.
Answer Sue, if the retaining strips are defective on your refrigerator then they will need to be replaced. Otherwise, if you are replacing the door gaskets no other parts are needed. Thanks!