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Kenmore elite upright freezer 253.28712805 ice building up on inside replaced gasket now not sealing

Ccdavis

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2021
Messages
2
Location
Garvin ok
Model Number
253.28712805
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
Hi,
So I had ice building up inside freezer so I replaced door gasket. Now bottom corner on opening side and bottom of door won't seal. I put gasket in warm water before I installed. I have also took hair dry to gasket. Its like the door is out of wack. And it has play in it. I didn't notice it before. What do I need to do to fix it.
Thanks
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
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Jul 11, 2006
Messages
44,797
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
Take the door off and lay it on a flat surface. Loosen (do not remove) all the screws around the door liner holding the liner and gasket to the door. Make sure all the screws go through the liner and gasket. Set the door on the lower hinge and close it. Install the top hinge. Open and close the door several times. Make sure it seals all the way around the tighten the screw in a top right corner and bottom left corner. Close and open the door several times again and make sure it seals all the way around. Then tighten all the screws like you would lug nuts on a wheel.
 
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