How to Replace a Freezer Door Gasket

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How to Replace a Freezer Door Gasket
A freezer door gasket deteriorates over time, causing cold air to escape. (Alexander Nicholson/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

The gasket on a freezer door helps keep the cold air inside from seeping out. When the gasket's bond breaks, then the freezer door may stay open and let cold air escape, thus making the refrigerator work overtime to keep the food cold. Replacing a freezer door gasket is easy and only requires a screwdriver.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Open the freezer door and pull the gasket back to reveal the retaining strip. Unscrew the screws on the retaining strip, then remove the gasket from the door.

  2. 2

    Place the new gasket behind the retaining strip in one of the upper corners of the door and screw the screws partly back into place.

  3. 3

    Tighten screws in the lower corners first, then work your way up and around the door.

Tips and warnings

  • Prevent warping by having someone hold the door while you replace the gasket. This allows you to get the best fit.

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