Fridge door seal...Help!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 22:59
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I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to remove the rubber door seal on my Electrolux RM3500 3 way caravan fridge, I have taken the door off, removed every damn screw I can see on it, removed the front panel and the insulation material but cannot see what holds the lip of the seal to the inner panel of the door...before I reach for the jigsaw...or angle grinder, or both, can anyone help!!!??
Thanks,
Paul.
Brisbane.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:09

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:09
Glue??

Seriously, most fridge seals that I've seen simply have a small lip on the seal that fits over a ridge on the door. Just pull it off.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Geep - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:14

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:14
Bilbo, thanks for that...thats what it looks like to me also but when I gingerly tug on the seal it feels as if it will tear before it comes away, I have had a look at newer Electoluxes (mine is a few years old) and their seals are retained by screws securing the inside door panel (bottle storage) to the door prope, mine dosent seem to have any screws!!!
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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:32

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:32
Before you go ripping things off ur fridge, try this. Some fridge seals have screws holding it to the door, which are concealed under the door seal. Try to lift the inside edge of the door seal.

Cheers'

Muzz
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Follow Up By: Member - muzzgit - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:35

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 23:35
DOH !!!!

I didn't read ur reply properly.

I'm a silly duffer.

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Reply By: David Au - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 00:48

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 00:48
I replied to your same question last week!!!

You do not remove the door seal on Dometic/Electrolux fridges - you have to buy a whole new door - MAJOR RIP-OFF
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Reply By: rig pig - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 05:15

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 05:15
Geep, have you tried to buy a new seal from the manufacturer, why I ask this is; you will get an idea whether they are availably and when you get it you will see how it is held on, perhaps/ or there was a crowd at one time called Door Seals Our something to that nature that would call out to fit fridge seals
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:27

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:27
Try calling Seal a Fridge 131479. They reseal all sorts of domestic fridges. They may be able to help.

Jim.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:57

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 07:57
Read davidau reply...... I 'd say he's been there done that?????

To me I reckon he is saying ..They cant be replaced without wrecking the door?
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 09:57

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 09:57
I remember David Au telling you that the door had to be replaced, so can't understand why the Post again.
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Follow Up By: rig pig - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:32

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:32
Perhaps he didn’t get the answer he was chasing, nothing wrong with trying again to see if there’s fresh ideas around. And who’s David Au is he one and the same as David AU or just that trouble making imposter who’s getting around lately???
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Reply By: Geep - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 21:46

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 21:46
Ok....I have figured out how the seal is removed and replaced....the door is manufactured with the seal sandwiched between the outer and inner skins, it is a tedious but possible chore of seprating the two, newer versions are screwed in place as mine now will be.
It was inconceivable that one would simply throw away a good door rather then replace the seal, hence my reason for posting this message the second time, one would be foolish to throw the door away without getting second opinions.

David AU, I appreciate the fact that you responded to my posting but sometimes it is best to acknowledge that what you are saying is an opinion only.

Thank you for all who may have replied.
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