Tips To Test & Replace Faulty Refrigerator Gasket

Do you think the gasket of your fridge needs a repair? Are you going to call refrigeratorrepairssandiego companies? Well, gasket repair is usually not much of a big deal and your DIY repair skills would be handy here. In fact, you will find many easy guides online on the fridge gasket repairs to help you out.

But, before everything, you have to be sure, that that gasket is actually having issues. Here are some tips to test the problem:

Diagnosing gasket problems

First, look for visible signs or symptoms of deterioration. Do you see any wear or tear or something similar? If so, you will need to replace gasket immediately.

The other test is dollar bill test. Take your dollar bill and then place bill in middle in such a way that half of the bill stays inside your fridge while the other half stays outside. Close the door and then try pull the bill out. If there is no resistance, it means the gasket is in danger and you will have to replace it.

Tips for replacement

Now that you know that the gasket needs replacement, you have to set out to get a replacement part. But, the replacement part should be identical to the original gasket. So, you must note down the part number, brand and model number of your refrigerator while shopping for the replacement gasket. And, do not go for the generic one-size-fits-all options here.

After you buy a suitable replacement gasket, you will have to install it as per the gasket replacement guides you will get online. But, don’t install immediately. You have to keep the new part in your kitchen for minimum 24 hours. In the meantime, you can clean up the gasket-area with warm water and sponge. Then, after 24 hours get over, you can install the gasket.

Dawn

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Dawn Malicdem is a graduate of AB Communication Arts in De La Salle University. She is a media enthusiast, journalist and a photographer. She also plays golf during her free time.