I have a 20 year old refrigerator that cools well, but the gasket is
breaking down in one corner. Can I repair it? Where can I source a repair
The brand is Montgomery Wards, who is no longer in business.
Best to replace vs repair the gasket, if it is still stocked. Depends on
which major manufacturer built the fridge for M.W.
Is google broken? Inputting Montgomery Ward, I got 42,000 hits. There must
be a door gasket kit somewhere in there. Get the model no. off the back of
unit - then try to suss out the original manufacturer, and the corresponding
Your abilities is unknown to us...but probably :)
Get your model# and check some of the on-line resources...
How to change a common refrigerator door gasket...
...so you can get an idea on how the job is done.
Appliance Repair Aid
Replacing a door gasket is relatively easy.
Look in the yellow pages under appliance repair parts. You will
need the model number of your unit. It will probably be on a
plate that is visible when the door open.
Place the new gasket out in the sun or tumble in the dryer briefly
to get the kinks out before you begin.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Check out www.repairclinic.com or www.applianceaid.com
Keep in mind that a 20 year old refrigerator is getting past its prime. A
new one will probably cut your electric bill $15 or so. If you think the
repair is expensive, start thinking about replacement.
It may be past the prime but you won't save $15 a
month on electricity unless it has terrible
efficiency or your electricity is very high. My
28 year old refrigerator doesn't use $15 of
electricity per month.
My electric bill is only $30 when not in the
heating or cooling seasons. That includes a
refrigerator, a freezer, lights, cooking, TV,
radio, stereo, shop work, attic fan, etc.
Any appliance repair store; doesn't matter what
the brand of refrigerator. But all you probably
need is some stick on foam door gasket, especially
if the corner is on the hinge side. Just put the
put foam tape along side the gasket.
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