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Offline schleven

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GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« on: January 23, 2011, 03:47:32 AM »
I had a customer today with some frost build up in his freezer.  My first guess was that there was air getting into the box somehow.  After checking it out, I found that the freezer door seemed to be sticking out a little at the top, in the middle (its a SBS) where it meets the fridge side.

there is not a door adjustment for the freezer side on this model as far as I can tell.

Anyway, I know when you put a new gasket on that you have to warm it to make it right.  His gasket didnt look so bad, so I took my heat gun and warmed the entire freezer gasket and pulled it, stretched it, fondled it, and did other quite enjoyable things to it.

Once I was done playing with the HOT door gasket, I closed the freezer and it sealed like never before.

I hope it lasts.

Anyone ever tried this?  will it last a while?  the gaskets for this fridge are $130 each list.  Its a friend of mines fridge so I don't want him to have to pay em huge amounts.

Anyone in Houston want to do Jaegermeister shots at almost 4am?

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Re: GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 08:53:06 AM »
Yes I have done it and sometimes it works and sometimes it did not.

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Re: GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 12:53:47 PM »
If you have to go back apply a thin layer of Vaseline around the gasket. This will help it seal and keep the gasket soft. I tell customers to repeat this once a year.
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Re: GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 08:10:14 PM »
I assume you mean to apply the vasoline around the outside edge of the seal, not on the part that actually contacts the door.

Is that right?

Even then, it seems like the vasoline would collect a lot of dust, lint and crap and become very dirty.

Please elaborate.

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Re: GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 09:30:26 PM »
Yes, I am talking about the part that connects to the door. You donít want to glob it on just a thin layer (donít get carried away with it). I have been doing this for years and it hasnít caused any problems. Not only do I do it for customers I also do it on my refrigerator to keep the gasket soft so that it last longer and always seals good. It also gives it less of a chance to rip.
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Re: GE Monogram fridge door freezer gasket leak
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 02:37:13 AM »
cool.

Thanks for the tip.
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