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        How hard is it for a novice to replace a moldy, air-leaking freezer door seal? I have a Whirlpool model EVL 209NBTQ00 upright and the problem gasket is on the lower door. For this type work my skill lever is about 5/10. Thank you,
         
        Posts: 31 | Location: Eastern TN | Registered: Aug 19, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        based on the one we had, worst case you might have to loosen some of the Philips head screws hidden under the gasket, holding the door insert on. the biggest problem is that the gasket as supplied from FRP through whatever parts store you prefer, is pretty stiff.

        I seem to remember a flysheet inside that said to let the gasket lie out a while after being reshaped out of the box to get its collective act together, and then get on it. it helps to wet the flange a bit when you are slipping it into the door. after which, you retighten all the screws hand tight.

        but to the point, have you tried seriously cleaning the one you have first? including underneath the gasket lip next to the door? surprising the amount of goop they can collect. get the cleaning wipes and try that first.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5719 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I've used Repair Clinic for parts with good success.

        They carry your gasket but it is out of stock and not cheap, but I suspect their price is in line with others.

        http://www.repairclinic.com/Wh...37-Gasket-Seal-Parts


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        Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

        My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
         
        Posts: 716 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I've ordered from them, too, no complaints. but usually I get my parts from a regional store chain. what's out of stock for Joe might have a shelf-clogger for Mac. usually repairparts.com will mark an item discontinued if it's MD and FSP has no parts left (FSP is the whirlpool group distributor for parts, and services some other brands' spare parts as well.)


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5719 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        My closest local parts store is in Garner 20 miles away. Unless I need it right NOW and he has it in stock I'll hit Repair Clinic. Time and gas don't make a trip to Garner very attractive. Cost wise it is usually a wash, if not cheaper online.


        General Disclaimer

        Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

        My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
         
        Posts: 716 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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