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Old 11-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Vintage GE fridge gasket

I scored a cheap GE 50's fridge. It's missing the racks (not a prob, gonna keg), but it works well and is quiet. But the inside door panel sweats a bit. I've found gaps in the door seal.

Have any of you found a decent resource for replacement door seals for old fridges? Or is there another avenue to try? I've considered just picking up weather stripping from the hardware store.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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I used some thick weather stripping from Home Depot. I could not find an original gasket for the life of me........The weather stripping has worked fine for 3 years now and the fridge is still working strong.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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As Tylerjones62 did, I used "High-Density Rubber Foam Weather Stripping Tape" from Home Depot. It provides an excellent seal. I'm not sure how it will hold up, but I wouldn't mind if I did have to replace it in a few years.

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Go to a good autoparts store like a car quest or napa. You can get a roll of stick on door seal gasket. It worked great on my 1941 kelvinator fridge.

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Weather stripping here too. No problems so far.

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Thanks for the responses. I'll have to do some dressing up on this thing and post my pics in the boasting thread.

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As Tylerjones62 did, I used "High-Density Rubber Foam Weather Stripping Tape" from Home Depot. It provides an excellent seal. I'm not sure how it will hold up, but I wouldn't mind if I did have to replace it in a few years.
This sounds like a great (and cheap) solution -- what width and thickness of weatherstripping did you use?
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I have the original seal. Ordered 35 foot. still have 16 left if you want to buy it. 25 plus shipping.

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...what width and thickness of weatherstripping did you use?
I used 1-1/4 in. wide x 7/16 in. thick High-Density Rubber Foam Weather Stripping Tape from Home Depot. It wasn't quite thick enough to fill the gap, so I have some attached to both the door and the chassis. It was incredibly hard to close the door the first few times, but after about a week it formed well. Now it closes like a dream and keeps a great seal.
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This site sells gaskets for vintage fridges, quite pricey though: http://store.antiqueappliances.com/Door-Gaskets_c_8.html.

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