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do you guys do anything to these reach in cooler gaskets before you install them to get them to hold the door closed right away after instalation. Some of them I have to wedge something heavy up against the door for a while until it compresses enough to where the magnet can hold the door closed
07-31-2004, 10:51 PM
Flat warm surface. let em lay out there and return to their natural form.
08-01-2004, 02:39 AM
Fill a sink with hot water.
Soak the gasket in the sink full of hot water for about three minutes.
A good wallpaper roller can help, also, on SOME gaskets.
Hang your top two corners, then do the bottom two, then work your way across the top, then the bottom , and finally the sides.
If the gasket is holding the door open, then the door is either sprung or out of adjustment.
08-04-2004, 01:19 PM
I use the hot water trick every time I install new gaskets. It would really help if gaskets were shipped in larger containers. Usually all scrunched up when I get them.
08-09-2004, 04:43 AM
I wished I would have seen this thread before I went to work today. I didn't think about the soaking in hot water or roller trick. I just installed 15 gaskets tonight on some Randells and Trues. I did the corners first and then just worked the rest in. If your door won't close you either have a misaligned door or you don't have your gasket seated properly.
08-09-2004, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the suggestion
I just replaced a scrunched up gasket
lucky I read this post first
after hot water soaking, job went slicker than a whistle
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