Freezer gasket.

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Old 09-02-14, 01:19 PM
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Freezer gasket.

Fridge model WRF990SLAM00

I've got some ice build up and slightly warm temps (10 degrees) on the top right portion of my freezer. It appears, to me, that the gasket is not sealing properly since that's the only spot with buildup and the temp in the rest of the freezer is 0 degrees. I tried cleaning the gasket and fridge with hot water as recommended, but still getting the higher temp.

Any other recommendations on what to do to get this sealing properly? Or places to get the replacement part? Right now universalapplianceparts.com has the best price at $87 shipped with Sears Parts Direct in second at $105 shipped (they charge sales tax). Not sure I trust the first one though since I've never heard of them.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 02:55 PM
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Did you try the paper or dollar bill test? If a piece of paper will slip through the gasket then either the gasket is bad or the door needs adjustment.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 08:11 PM
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Those prices are right in the ballpark. I didn't see any heavily discounted suppliers.
I did find three different part numbers for the same model.... W10407214, W10407215 and W10407216. Couldn't find a difference between the three parts.
 
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Old 09-03-14, 05:20 AM
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I was able to slide a bill out pretty easy, which is why I'm pretty sure it's gasket.

I recently had warranty work done to replace the compressor and some other parts due to a leak and ice build up. I'm wondering if they had to remove the door to get to some of it and didn't put it back on properly. Luckily, it counts as a call back so they're coming back to look at it for free.
 
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A door gasket leak will be evident by where the condensation is. If you can't see the condensation or feel it a tissue is a sure method to determine the wet area.

Those that may be located in the garage and have been there some time and don't get cleaned with the regularity as those within the house do often have mildew spots in the leak area both on the metal and gasket surfaces.
 
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Old 09-16-14, 02:40 AM
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I managed to get the repair guy back out for free again and he said that there's a leak in the door itself, which sounds fishy, but he says he has seen this several times with this model. Since Whirlpool is still paying for it, I'll let him replace the door.
 
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