Fridge Gasket

Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:49 pm

I've got a 1980's Gibson refrigerator that needs a new gasket on the door. Ordering a new part designed for this fridge (model: RT19F8WMGJ) is quite expensive and difficult to get.

Does anyone have any advice or experience in this arena?
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:01 am

Get a different old fridge from someone for $50.
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:48 pm

That's much easier in an urban area. Rural Arkansas doesn't provide for the many $50 fridges. Too much deer meat stored up, I guess.
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:52 am

I use a company called PDQ which is usually pretty reasonable and lots less expensive than a local appliance shop. Good luck.
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:31 pm

Check out your local hardware store. There is a wide variety of weatherstripping to choose from. Some of the wider ones may work. On my kegerator, I use some 2" foam weatherstripping designed for use when installing topper on pickup trucks.
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:11 pm

Just an update. I bought some heavy duty auto car door weather stripping and replaced the door shelves with some fiberglass shower board. My plan is to keep the door closed with either a hasp from my local hardware store, or a strap-style child lock.
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:20 pm

Just lean a 2 X 4 against it or put a cinderblock in front. :P
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Re: Fridge Gasket

Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:23 am

spiderwrangler wrote:Just lean a 2 X 4 against it or put a cinderblock in front. :P


Or just eat a couple Tasty Treats. You'll be sitting on the floor in front of it giggling. :D
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