Model #59661274100 KENMORE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

  • Door Handles/accessories
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  • Controls/light Covers
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  • Evaporator/freezer Control
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  • Shelving Assembly
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  • Cabinet Back
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  • Machine Compartment
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  • Insulation And Roller Assembly
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  • Light Switches/drain Funnel
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  • Door Assembly
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  • Ice Maker Assembly
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Freezer door gasket installation

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Replacing a part on a freezer can be pretty difficult without the proper instructions. I did some research on the subject and provided a link, I hope this will be helpful until an expert responds to your question. The link is attached below.

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Yadira B -
September 12, 2012
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Thanks for your inquiry about replacing the freezer section door gasket. I am sorry to hear it is not fitting correctly. I would be better able to help if I had the part number you were sent.
Most of the replacement gaskets are a perfect fit but I have encountered occasional problems where the gasket may be slightly different and have a problem with the corners fitting correctly. I have had to cut the corners right at the seam and remove a small section from each end to get better fit. Then seal the cut corner with silicone sealer to prevent air leaks. This may work for you if the corners are too long.
I will be glad to research your gasket if you send me the part number you received.

Thanks Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
September 12, 2012
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The part number I ordered was 12550116Q for Model no. 596.61274100. If anything, it's too small, not too large. The tension causes the corners to turn up. After I followed the instructions in the site that Yadira directed me to, specifically soaking it in hot water to soften it, I was able to get it stretched to fit better at the corners, but it still touches the boltheads and hinge mounts on the main case of the freezer, keeping ti from a good seal. Also, it simply doesn't have any magnetic attraction to the case to help it create a seal.

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Riley -
September 12, 2012
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Trick of the trade is to use a hair dryer to GENTLY heat the door gasket to make it more pliable after it has been installed. Be careful not to overheat the rubber till it melts! Work the wamed gasket to make a good seal and then keep the door closed until it cools down again.

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Chat in RI -
September 13, 2012
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