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Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Safety precautions: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Disconnect the door seal: step 3, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Disconnect the door seal: step 3, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Disconnect the door seal: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening tool, or a similar tool, between the door frame and the seal.

    • Pry up to separate the seal from its groove on the frame.

    • This may take significant force.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Remove the door seal: step 4, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Remove the door seal: step 4, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Remove the door seal: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use your hand and the opening tool to peel the door seal away from the frame.

    • Repeat this process for the perimeter of the door seal until the seal is completely separated.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Only the door seal remains: step 5, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Only the door seal remains: step 5, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Only the door seal remains: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • You're now left with the door seal.

    • During reassembly, perform the following:

    • Use a Jimmy, or a similar tool, to remove any sealing foam in the door frame groove.

    • Use a mild cleaning solution to fully clean the groove.

    • Reinstall your door by attaching the top edge first, then wrapping the seal around the frame's perimeter.

    • You'll hear the gasket lock into the seam.

    • You may have to stretch the seal a few inches at the final edge.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Perform a seal test: step 6, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Perform a seal test: step 6, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Seal Replacement, Perform a seal test: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • To test if your replacement door seal is working, perform the following:

    • Open the door slightly and insert a clean, flat bill between the door seal and the frame.

    • Close the door and slowly drag the bill away from the device.

    • If the seal is tight, then you should feel a moderate amount of resistance in the bill.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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