Old 1947 GM Frigidaire Refrigerator D1-7 - Door Help

Drew72

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I have an old 1947 GM Frigidaire and need either a way to resolve the gasket issue or need a replacement door with gasket intact to get it functioning. I was told it was a unique door and that gaskets are not available for this unit. Please help. The old gasket has been removed since the pictures were taken.
 

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Dan O.

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The closest model number is DJ-7 (there's only a DI-9 which is 1946).

The gasket for DJ-7 was part # 5305873892 (aka 5873892 and 05873892) but has been discontinued for 20+ years. There used to be a universal Gemline direct replacement gasket # FR54 but it too has long since been discontinued as well. I don't know where you'll find old stock of either kicking around.

I did find another universal one # PA102 that looks like the original Frigidaire gasket profile. You can try it.

LINK > PA102 Frigidaire compression gasket

I'll warn you, it is expensive!

BTW. When you cut it to miter the corners, don't cut more than 1/2 way through the roundest part of the gasket.

FR54 cut lines.jpg


Dan O.
 
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D1-7 is a 1946 model. Contact Antique Appliances in Georgia for the gasket material. They have a website. A sample of the old gasket will be helpful. Also two pictures of the fridge. One with the door closed and one with the door open. They'll have the correct gasket for it, I'm sure. You'll need to buy a length of it and cut it to fit. The gasket will be priced by the foot. Hope that helps!
 
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