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Manage My Life

kenmore upright freezer- just replaced the door gasket with the correct part I ordered for sears but now the door will not seal properly. It will not stay shut.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
August 4th, 2012
Kenmore , Refrigerators
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Bill W

Thank you for your question. It is concerning when the freezer door will not stay closed. I recommend for you to soften the new gasket up and smooth out the kinks. This is a repair that requires some fore work before replacing the gasket. You could try like you did heating it up with a hair dryer, or you could try warm water or laying the gasket out flat where the sun will heat and smooth out the gasket. I am sorry you seem frustrated but this is the way for all gaskets no matter where the product was made. I am linking you to a repair of a door gasket repair similar to the repair you will need to make,


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by Bill W
August 4th, 2012
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my model number is 2539215710- thethanks for your help Anna. I just removed the old gasket and re-installed it, applied heat from a hair dryer to try and soften the gasket without burning it. Now I have bungi cords holding the door closed. The experts were of no help to me. I learned one thing for sure my next appliance will not be a sears product.

Can't get expert help like they claim you get on here really ashame. I wonder if the president of sears uses this manage my life site?
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August 3rd, 2012
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After replacing the gasket on the Kenmore freezer, we like to think that would take care of the problem you were having with the freezer. An expert has answered a similar question on another freezer, in the link provided below. Hope this is helpful while waiting for an expert response on your specific model.
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