Category Archives: Refrigerator Repair and Parts

How to Replace and Repair a Refrigerator Door Seal or Gasket

How to Replace and Repair a Refrigerator Door Seal or GasketIf your refrigerator is warm or sweating, or you notice sagging or cracks on the refrigerator’s seal surrounding the door, or your door no longer closes tightly, then you may need to replace the door seal or gasket on the refrigerator. Here’s how to replace this part.

  1. Depending on your refrigerator’s model and which door gasket you are replacing, you may need to complete remove the door from the fridge. This could involve removing the hinges, the harness hook ups to in-door water dispenser, and possibly the water line going to the in-door water dispenser.
  2. Open the refrigerator door and or lay it flat on the floor to inspect the seal, also called a gasket, to see how it is attached to the door. Some door gaskets snap into place, others are held in place by a series of tiny screws surrounding the door. If you see any screws, you will need to remove them before removing the seal from around the door.
  3. Soak your new gasket in warm water or possibly lay it out in the sun to remove any wrinkles and ease any compression the gasket may have experienced due to packaging or shipping. Lay your new gasket over the old gasket to make sure it is about the same size.
  4. Remove the old gasket by cutting it using a steel wire cutter wire. Be careful not to cut the door liner. Once your first cut is made, pull on the old gasket to remove it from the door frame. Cut the gasket entirely and pull it off the door frame.
  5. Install the new replacement refrigerator door gasket using your fingers to press the gasket into place along the refrigerator door frame.
  6. Replace any screws holding the gasket into place.

Repairing a Refrigerator Door Gasket So That It Has a Tight Seal

If you have flipped the door on your refrigerator and have notice that there is no longer a tight seal on your refrigerator door when you close it, here is how to fix this problem.

The easiest and fastest fix is to Continue reading

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Refrigerator Warm, But Freezer is Cold – How to Fix

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If your refrigerator is warm, but your freezer is cold, check to see if your refrigerator’s defrost thermostat is working. Check your refrigerator’s evaporator coils. If you notice Continue reading

Ice Maker Keeps Freezing Up – How to Fix

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Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve w10408179

If your ice maker keeps freezing up, it could be due to a faulty water inlet valve. The valve could be letting a trickle of water flow inside the line and into the tube, causing the water to freeze up inside the line or tube. Try to thaw the water fill tube or line. Test the water inlet valve using a multimeter and replace, especially if this problem is reoccurring.

Find a replacement  Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve for your Refrigerator.

Add Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Vacuum Crevice Wand Attachment

Be sure to add cleaning out your clothes dryer to your spring cleaning check list. Experts advise you do this twice a year to get rid of dangerous lint build-up which can be a fire hazard and also cause your dryer to perform poorly.

Make the job easier by using a crevice cleaning vacuum attachment that can help you reach inside your dryer, and underneath the drum. You can also Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Stale Refrigerator Smells Easily

Woman cleaning fridgeFirst, clean out your fridge. Throw away any expired food and wiping down all surfaces with a mild detergent (dish washing liquid will do) and warm water. Don’t forget to remove and soak your refrigerator veggie drawers and meat pans, since nasty bacteria can grow there.

After washing all the surfaces in your fridge, be sure to Continue reading

Why is Ice Building Up in My Refrigerator Freezer?

10367149_711573745571036_8075036843282306199_nIf ice is building up in your refrigerator freezer, it could be a bad defrost thermostat, defrost timer or even the gasket (seal) around your freezer door. You can test the Continue reading

How To Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

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