Removing the OLD door gasket can be a problem too, when tearing of the door's plastic channel becomes evident in the process. This can be especially true for freezer doors when the gasket is cold, hard and inflexible. When I encounter this, before causing further damage, I've had to heat the old gasket to safely remove it. This can be as simple as leaving the door open for a spell. On some doors which are easily removed (like Bev Air), I've taken the door to a sink and ran hot water on the gasket to facilitate its removal.
I used to do all the work for a big named Italian food chain. All southern fabricators designed their cooking line refer stuff. Changing their older style gaskets was the biggest p.i.t.a. .... the access to evaps was equally as bad
Then there's the Perlick built ins where the plastic inner skin of the doors break into a million pieces. Glad we have a separate division that handles that BS. Our hot side guys do all the hardware. Sucks to be them LOL
Local 597 Service Fitter
Metal Trade Journeyman
PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER
It was working when I left...
Liberalism-Ideas so good they mandate them