I am replacing the door gasket on the refrigerator. I need to know how to get to the screws to remove the old gasket. Can you give me instructions on how to do this. Is there a web site that I can go to to see how this is done. Peter
Answer Peter, You'll need to roll the gasket up and away from the plastic liner far enough to access all the 1/4 inch hex head screws. Loosen but you don't have to remove the screws. Work the gasket loose and up and off the metal retainer strips all the way around the door. In the mean time, you should have the new door gasket soaking in the bath tub in "hot" water, to assist in smoothing out the gasket and make it more flexible and easier to work with. Start at one corner o the door and insert the gasket between the door panel and the metal retainer strip all the way around the door. Then tighten the screws. Snug and 1/4 turn of the screw is usually enough to hold the gasket and retainers in place. Use a blower dryer and a teaspoon to smooth out and seat the gasket. Thanks and Good Luck
You said to use a hair dryer to for a seal. Do I point the hair dryer directly onto the gasket. How does that form a seal? Does the gasket have to get hot?
Answer Hello Peter. If you warm the gasket 2188462A with the hair dryer, then hold the door closed against the refrigerator frame, the heat on the gasket will allow the gasket to form to the frame of the unit. You will hold the door closed tightly for about 5 minutes to allow the gasket to cool and form to the frame. Just warm the gasket, and be careful not to melt the gasket. Hope this helps.