Should I take the freezer door off to install a new seal?
Answer Hello Terrell. Yes, it is alot easier to remove the door and then install the new gasket 2159060.
on my whirpool refriderator when i close the lower door the freezer door will push open alittle.Is it the freezer door seal needs to be replace ?
Answer Tom, This is considerred a "normal" situation. When you allow the door to close on it's own or "slam" the door shut, the freezer door will "pop" open, and vice versa. The interior air in he compartment, will compress and move between both compartments, and "blow" the door open. You can check the door seal with a thick piece of paper or dollar bill. Place the paper on the cabinet front and close the door, pull the paper out from between the surfaces, there should be a sloght "drag" on the paper, all the way around both doors. You can also raise the front of the refrigerator, but not more than 3/8 of an inch, this will help as well. Thanks
The seals around the freezer and refrigerator door are no longer tight and we figure that is why we are getting water dripping from the inside of the fridge coming from the freezer. New seals are not cheap but our biggest problem is we can't figure out how the old ones come off and how the new ones will be installed. Do they come with directions? Thanks for any help!
Answer Carol, No, the seals do not come with instructions, but it's a simple procedure. These seals fit into a "groove" between the plastic door liner and the metal outer door panel. They slip or pull off and you press them in to install. You should have a blow dryer handy to keep the seals warm during the installation. Soak the seals in hot water, so they're flexible and easy to work with, and a metal teaspoon comes in handy for "locking" them into the groove. Good Luck and Thanks