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Freezer (stand-alone)

The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Freezer (stand-alone), but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about freezer (stand-alone) door gasket fix.


I have a kenmore top freezer refridgator. We just replace the door gasket on the fridge because it was tore. Now there is a gap on top of the door. How can we fix this? We never remove the door to do the repair. My model number is 106.9751711


Dear Robin:

If I understand your question correctly, after you replaced the door gasket on your refrigerator, you are now finding that there is a place at the top of the door where the gasket is not sealing tightly, and this is the "gap" that you are referring to, right?

If this is the case, then there are a couple possible causes for this problem:

1) The new gasket that you purchased came twisted up (as they typically do), and one of the "twists" in the gasket is what is causing the irregular sealing.

2) When the new gasket was installed, it was not fastened down properly, and the resulting misalignment is what is causing the gap.

3) The gasket that was installed is not the proper gasket for your particular refrigerator.

Regarding the first two items above, you might want to look at this webpage which describes how to install a refrigerator door gasket (and hopefully you will not be bothered by some of the author's "non-technical" references):

Hope this is helpful.

Freezer (stand-alone)