Do I need to replace this gasket?

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Old 01-20-21, 11:16 AM
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Do I need to replace this gasket?

We have a whirlpool French door refrigerator which is almost 5 years old. I noticed that the right refrigerator door gasket is torn as shown on the photo. The main part of the gasket seems intact. Is it necessary that this gasket be replaced? Thanks.

See the vertical slit?
 
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Old 01-20-21, 12:17 PM
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Cant really tell what I'm looking at, can you get a picture a bit further away!
 
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Old 01-20-21, 12:42 PM
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If it leaks you are paying a small annuity to the power company.because your fridge will be running too much. You may also have other fridge problems.

I'd price out a new one from a store like Tribles, last resort is buying from the fridge maker.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 05:23 PM
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Itís the upper right corner of the right refrigerator door. The slit is in the flap part of the gasket that flexes to allow the two doors to close. I assume the constant flexing is what caused it to split.

The part that seals the door to the fridge opening itself seems intact. Thatís why I questioned if it was necessary to replace because the fridge appears sealed when the doors are closed.

is this easy to replace by myself?
 
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Old 01-20-21, 05:28 PM
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Some are easy to change. Post the model number of the fridge.
 
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Old 01-20-21, 05:48 PM
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The fridge is WRF535SWBM00

the gasket is W10830162. Is it the same for the right or left door? I only found one part number on the diagram.
 
 

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