I watched the replacement instruction video which made the changing of the gasket seem rather simple. However, an other website selling gaskets for my Magic Chef included customer comments (no video). These comments indicated removing the inner door section in order to replace the gasket. Can you tell if my model # CTB2124ARW will require removing the inner door section or not?
Answer Hello Antje,
I'm not sure on this model if the blown insulation will hole the liner in position or not but I never remove the door liner. Even when the model I'm working on has the screws holding the liner on, I remove the screws along the top, bottom and sides, leaving in the two screws in the sides that go through the holes in the center. The other holes are slotted. These two holes are perfectly round to line the liner up with the center. When I get the top of the seal off, I go ahead and install the top of the gasket, starting the screws without tightening them. Once the ones along the top are started, I remove the other screws and complete the removal of the old door gasket. Then I continue with the installation of the new gasket, being sure those two screws are in place first. Once all screws are started, I go around the door again, tightening them while positioning the seal for the proper fit. Taking the door liner completely off is not only un-necessary, but also prolongs the repair.
I need a door seal for a Maytag model but I keep seeing the seal for other makes. Will the other model seals fit? Do I need special glue to install it?
Answer Gerry, I have a model PTB21BBGRQ (88 instead of B8). The refrigerator door gasket is part number 61004010 and the freezer door gasket is part number 61004009. No, glue is not needed to install the gaskets. Pull the old gasket off. The new gasket will press into the door liner. It may be best to soak the new gasket in warm water to help take its shape/form You may need to use a hair dryer to form the seal, be careful not to melt it. Hope this helps!