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fix refrigerator gasket?


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#1 pzion

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:15 PM

I was wondering if there's anything made to that can be inserted into a refrigerator gasket to push the gasket out. (It's pushed in and there are gaps letting in outside air.)

Thanks.


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:22 PM

Try heating the gasket with your blow dryer to get it hot and soft while pulling it out with your fingers.  When it is hot and soft and pullet back out shut the doors and let it sit till the gaskets cool back down and it might reform becuse the magnetic strips will keep the gasket in the new shape while it cools.  Let it sit for at least an hour without opening the doors to let it set up.  If parts still do not seal repeat.  If it still does not seal you will need to replace the gasket but is worth a try to re-form them.
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:05 PM

how old is the unit? and does it have a magnet in the gasket
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:25 PM

Not sure how old it is - it was in the house when we bought it 4 years ago, but itj's probably pretty old. It's a Kelvinator model MRT5CRADO.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:47 PM

[user=2267]pzion[/user] wrote:

I was wondering if there's anything made to that can be inserted into a refrigerator gasket to push the gasket out.


Not reliably. The only real fix is to replace the gasket.




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