Fridge door gasket's bottom corner curling up (not sealing)

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Old 11-18-14, 02:15 PM
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Fridge door gasket's bottom corner curling up (not sealing)

I have a side-by-side Whirlpool GD5THGXKS01. I noticed we were getting a lot of condensation inside the fridge and saw that the gasket was curling up on the bottom inside part of the door. There is a huge quarter-inch gap between the lower inside corner and the frame.

I replaced the old gasket with a new one but the problem has persisted. I've also tried to play around with the hinge position, but there's not a whole lot of leeway in the screwholes for mounting the hinges. I've temporarily put weatherstripping to try to block the gaps (the white strips you see in the pics), but it's not working very well.

The freezer door seals just fine, and the upper half of the fridge door seems fine, too, but it does seem like the problem is spreading and getting worse on the fridge door.

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I'm willing to take wild guesses and suggestions at this point.
 
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Old 11-20-14, 06:12 PM
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Call the factory and ask if there is any trick to attaching the gasket. You might try to stuff material inside the gasket to make it protrude out against the sealing surface.
 
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Can you post a larger picture of the problem area? It's hard to see the seal in the small pictures. Also, have you tried removing the screws and hold down strips and re-install that part of the seal? Maybe the seal did not get fully under the retaining strip.
 
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Here are bigger versions of the pictures from earlier. I'm not sure if you can see it well; it doesn't help that the seal and the frame are both black. I'll see if using a real camera (vs my phone) will get something clearer and, if so, will post those, too.

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Here is hopefully a better picture. Again, I have white weather stripping stuck on the frame, but even that's not enough. You can see the black seal is curled up, not sealed to the frame, and you can even see the inside shelf through the gap.

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Old 11-21-14, 09:42 PM
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Trying to get my orientation correct in the pictures.

It looks the door may be flexed or sprung.
 
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Front view of the fridge. The red circle around the lower inside corner is where the gap is the biggest between the door and the frame. The gasket seal actually starts peeling/curling away from the frame about halfway down the door.

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Side view which does show the fridge door handle not closing flush with the freezer door handle.

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Hopefully the solution isn't to buy a brand new door (or fridge).
 
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I would try flexing the door in the other direction. Try a little at a time to see if you can get the door back in line.
 
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Turns out the plastic cams on the bottom hinge were worn out and had to be replaced.
 
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Old 11-26-14, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for the update..............
 
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