Refrigerator Repair- Replacing The Freezer Door Gasket (Whirlpool Part #12550116Q)

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ltcis: Thanks for taking the time make this video and walking us through the procedure. I'd never attempted it before, and after watching your video, the job was a total snap! I really appreciate it!´╗┐

PartSelect: Thank you for your suggestion and will pass it along. We are always adding new video's to address common appliance parts. If you can provide your freezers model number then I will see what information I can find for you.

PartSelect: @motcov43 - Yes, Steve removed the screws which holds together the door panel, liner and the gasket. He then reused them to install the new gasket. Let us know if you have any other´╗┐ questions.

PartSelect: You're welcome! Just did a quick check and we carry the do the fridge's door shelf model number is 67003699 and door retainer shelf model number 67003698.

PartSelect: That's a great tip! Thank you for sharing.

sleepyhollow783: In addition to my previous comment, the seal looks as though the door was 1st, then the seal, & then the interior panel was compressed over the inner edge of the seal if that helps to describe. The frig was built in 2000. The seal is not simply fitted into a trench on the door. Thx.

Robert Johnson: It is much easier to put the new gasket on the inside part of the door first. After getting the gasket on, screw in the inside part of the door. The gasket is very snug so it is very difficult to put on when the inside part of the door is attached, even when attached loosely.

PartSelect: @boy1er1990 You're very welcome! Good work at getting the job done in 20 mins, keep it up!

PartSelect: Got your email and responded!

PartSelect: The same principles apply to a chest freezer but if you can provide the freezer's model number then I'll see what specific installation instructions I can track down.

James Biehle: Very useful video. Two tips were particularly useful: preheating the gasket, and watching that the interior door panel doesn't drop out. I replaced the gasket on an upright Kenmore freezer and, seeing the bit about the interior panel, I took the door off,laid it on my dining room table, and replaced the gasket there. It was much easier to see where I needed to adjust the fit in this position, plus, the interior panel stayed put as I worked. Thanks.

PartSelect: @kore464 No problem! If you have any questions or need any additional guidance just let us know. If you click on the link in the video information, you'll find helpful installation instructions from some of our customers too!

nwcurtis: Thank you very much, this was very helpful! It was nice to know what to expect.

PartSelect: Success! We carry the freezer gasket for your Amana refrigerator. The part number for the freezer gasket is D7605115Q and for the fridge gasket it's D7605116Q. On our site we have installation instructions that most people find helpful when repairing their appliances. I hope you read through the information we have available!

PartSelect: @neub2009 Happy to hear our video was helpful to you! Thanks for your feedback!

The Workbench: Exact same fridge I have... exact same thing I need to do, ha. Thanks for this video.

dude2850: This is b/s loosen all the screws do not remove the panel you can slip the old gasket out of the panel groove then feed the new gasket in behind the panel quite easily have done it for 40years.

ROB NAVAEI: I have a whirlpool model number 21TEA. The thermostat on it is bad. It comes on and off erratically. Can you tell me where the thermostat is located. This is a single switch temperature control. Do you sell the thermosts ? This fridge is an 05 model. Thank you.

Beth Lebowsky: There don't appear to be any screws or bolts holding the gasket to the door on my freezer. Is it possible that it's glued on? What next?

PartSelect: Here is a quick test you can do on the gasket to see if it's defective.Take a piece of paper and placing it at various points along the door. Close the door normally and slide the paper out. If the paper slides out without any resistance then the gasket is defective. Let us know how you make out and if you need more help then please provide the model number of your Kenmore fridge.

martismith1950: I have a Amana fridge, with the roll out freezer door, what happened is during storage we removed the doors, the freezer door had leaned up against something for over a year and the upper left corner the seal is not sealing against the door and causing frost, can I remove the dent in the seal by applying a blow dryer to it? It's not cracked just dented in

yasm2002: Steve, thanks for the videos... My Kemore freezer (self defrost) for last 2 months is not cooling like before and temperature is less than required temp. (but still working and cold) My freezer door doesn't suck tight after closing I checked the defrost timer and also the defrost heater both are good , do you think the gasket is bad? I dont feel any cold air is going out ..

geob01: Mr. Cousins complaint sounds to me like humidity is getting into the unit past a bad door seal. You can't HAVE puddles without a supply of air carrying vaporized water.

Rob Jag: Why don't you post a video on how to remove bottom sliding freezer doors? I have'nt been able to find one on youtube.

Charles Cousins: Forgot the model number - GR9FHKXPS01. Thanks!

PartSelect: @noahshark Let's start with the model number of your fridge!? You can either let me know what it is or head over to our site and plug it in for more specific directions.

motcov43: Steve - did you remove the three set screws that held the door panel in place and use those for the gasket?

PartSelect: It sounds like you're having a defrost drain/line issue.The ice building up in the freezer and a puddle in the fridge normally indicates the defrost lineneis clogged. Check that area first and also the drain pan to if there's any water in there. To answer your question - enter in the model number you provided on our website's Instant Repairman and it will help you access your fridge's schematics. We don't have any videos that can help but the schematic should help. Hope this information helps.

PartSelect: Thanks for the tip!

scott preston: i was wandering if this method can be applied to a chest freezer??

Paul Svenson: Thank you for this video. It has been most helpful! Paul in San Diego

PartSelect: I sent you the answer to the email address that was provided. Thanks!

PartSelect: You're very welcome! Glad we could be of help to you.

Paul Boyle: Ah perfect video, only took me about 20 minutes to repair it. Many thanks.

sleepyhollow783: The Kenmore Elite, side by side Model #10650502990, does not have screws behind the seal. One can not be sure how it is fastened, glue?, Etc.? How is this type of seal replaced? Thank you.

PartSelect: Thanks for sharing your input! :)

PartSelect: What's the model number of your Amana and I'll see if we have the door gasket you have. In some models they are also called the door seal.

PartSelect: You're welcome!

huyenton Ton: Mate ! you do not need remove all screw ,just loosen screw , then remove rubber , put new gasket back

martismith1950: Hey now I have another problem, I get a huge puddle below the ice maker at the bottom of the freezer, and it freezes my rolling freezer door shut, when the ice dumps into the bin, it freezes like it had melted and I have HUGE chunks of ice. this is very disturbing, I do know I need a new ice maker, but what gives? again if you can email me your answer

neub2009: Most helpful

PartSelect: Thank you for the update. Have you tried adjusting the temperature? Also, when the motor is running can you also hear the fan running with it? The condenser fan should always be running when the fan does. I'd suggest testing that fan and also the evaporator fan motor as well. I'll email you steps on how to test these parts. Let us know how you make out.

PartSelect: Hi James, Thank you very much for your feedback here! It's always highly appreciated. So glad we could be of assistance with your repair - great job. Cheers.

PartSelect: @sleepyhollow783 The door gasket has small rubber tabs on the back. These slips are around the perimeter of the door. Gently use a screw driver behind it to pull the gasket off the door. I'll also send you a link to our website with your fridge schematics that should help you with the repair.

Daniel Rowe: I have a question about my 22cu. ft whirpool Refrigirator. It a has a bottom freezer whith a french door. The model Number is GB2FHBXWS04. The issue I'm having is the freezer is icing up. I've seen water coming from the back of the freezer from the left side and forming a sheet of ice on the bottom of the freezer. Is this a common issue on this model? If not, would a tube be pluged or something else. Thank you Dan Rowe

Charles Cousins: I have the same question as Dan Rowe below. I am getting ice build up inside my freezer, and water in my fridge. The gasket SEEMS fine. I tried the paper test, and it is a little easier to pull out around the corners. The gasket seems to be sagging and bowing in places. I also noticed THERE ARE NO HEX SCREWS VISIBLE. How would I replace the gasket? Do I have to replace the entire door?

martismith1950: you can email me to for reply please

yasm2002: Thank you very much I sent you email ,,,

PartSelect: Thanks for the tip!

soundofblue: Hi Partselect, awesome video! - quick question though - my fridge door no longer closes shut - have check the door alignment and is fine - would it be the gasket or the magnets? Would you recommend any tests before replacing a gasket?
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