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Title: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: sparky823 on August 18, 2008, 12:33:02 AM
My 82 year old Aunt has an Amana Upright Freezer Model #AU12 that needs a new door gasket. The ice builds up around it pretty quickly since the gasket has torn around part of the door. She asked me to see if I could get her one but the places I have checked say the part is NLA. Is there some kind of "Universal Fit" one that might work? Her freezer works fine and she would really like to get it fixed instead of having to buy one(on a fixed income).
Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. They get VERY worked up over things the older they get.

Thanks Again.

Model AU12
Title: Re: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: Repair-man on August 18, 2008, 05:58:30 AM
My distributors show the 4357136 gasket in stock at our Beaumont warehouse. Call 'em at 800-507-4040 and see if the computer was wrong.


Apparently, the part comes with about 70 new mounting screws as well. (Wonder how long it took Chris Hall to line up all those screws on that grid?)

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Title: Re: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: sparky823 on August 19, 2008, 10:53:32 PM
Thanks so much for the quick response. My Aunt is so excited that she is getting the new gasket. I called yesterday and they did have it. It should be here no later than Thursday.

Thanks Again for all your help.
Title: Re: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: sparky823 on September 01, 2008, 11:40:30 PM
We received the freezer gasket and was going to install it today but this one is too small. Have already taken the old one off the freezer and then realized the new one wouldn't fit. The measurements are:

old gasket--31 1/2 X 54 1/2

New gasket--23 1/8 X 54 1/2

Do you have any ideas or suggestions as to what we can do now? She (my Aunt) is fit to tie now.LOL

Thanks for any help you can give.
Title: Re: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: sparky823 on September 01, 2008, 11:52:57 PM
I should have put this in the beginning thread but didn't but here is the serial # for her freezer if this will help any:

Serial# 358618

Model# AU 12   Amana

Thanks
Title: Re: Amana Freezer TOO much ice
Post by: JWWebster on September 02, 2008, 01:04:04 PM
I know this may sound dumb but is the whole gasket gone or just a portion?
Since the replacement gasket is NLA you might could use some of the gasket to fix the bad part.