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Old 07-05-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Help need seal for Norcold 1200 LRIM

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I have the Norcold 1200 LRIM. I have read a lot that Norcold does not make replacement seals but make you buy new doors.. (I would like to choke them for a design like this).
I would like to cut out the existing seal and replace with an aftermarket seal. Does anyone know who makes a seal similar to what is on the Norcold 1200 LRIM. I will use an adhesive to hold it in place. I hope someone can help. thank you
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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That's my plan too, when they fail the dollar bill test. I think most appliance repair shops sell replacement door seals, I'll determine the match at that time too. Another item to watch is bottom door hinge brackets. Mine are beginning to wear, so I plan to shim them up with nylon washers.
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Our 2nd set of Norcold doors have failing seals also, these are about about 4 years old on a warranty replaced refrigerator. I just found out that Good Sam ESP doesn't cover the door seal, strange it did at one time. It's ok since I did a quickie DIY stop gap repair in Texas over the winter. Black Gorilla Tape, on the split seal works great, seals tight and it's pliable, sure beats the cost of doors.
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Refrigerator Gaskets, Refrigeration Gaskets, Strip Curtains - (800) 695-7929 - BA Refrigeration - Food Service Equipment Parts
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thanks for the tip...any photos of how you placed the gorilla tape?
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Could you notify me as to which seals you found that match?
Did it need or have any magnets in the seals?
What kind of adhesive is needed for this?
thanks
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thanks for the tip...any photos of how you placed the gorilla tape?

Just ran it from top to bottom of both large doors @ center meeting area and trimmed with small scissors. The tape will tear in a straight line if you measure the flap width, at least my roll did.
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I forgot one thing. When we bought our MH, the frig frosted up badly. I cleaned the gaskets and mating surfaces, with no affect. I looked at the flapper between the doors and tested it with a straightedge. I found it was warped inward about 1/8". I removed the flapper, collected the necessary tools, then heated the flapper(had to leave DW's oven door open because the flapper is too long) @ 200 deg. for about 20 minutes(including swapping ends). Then I clamped it between to straight(if there was any detected bow, it was placed as to over-straighten the flapper) 2x4's overnight. Next morning when I removed it from my home-made jig it was quite straight. That solved the frosting-up problem. I think the hardest part was cutting and splicing the heater wires to the flapper.

Addendum: Only after the job was done did I realize I could have done that without removing the flapper from the door, just by using a heat gun instead of DW's oven.
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