Replacing dryer door gasket


Old 07-27-16, 12:50 PM
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Replacing dryer door gasket

Whirlpool LGR5644AW0 gas dryer

I need to replace the door gasket as the old one came off and got mangled in the dryer. I show part number 3390734 as the correct gasket. What I am unsure about is the correct adhesive to mount the gasket. I see one glue on amazon as "Whirlpool Y055980 High Temperature Adhesive" but that cost seems high for one use. Am I looking at the correct adhesive? Is there something I might have at home (gorilla glue?) that can work or something cheaper to buy?

Also, what do I use to remove the old adhesive from the door without harming the finish and still be able to dissolve the glue?

- Peter
Old 07-27-16, 11:54 PM
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High temperature adhesive is not required. A contact cement is. Coat the gasket and the metal. Allow the cement to setup and then press in place. Bonds instantly so make sure it's in the right place.

I use a professional 3M adhesive but it's very expensive.

My second choice is Good Year Pliobond.

A good easy to locate product is Weldwood contact cement....
DAP Weldwood 3 fl. oz. Original Contact Cement- The Home Depot

Use lacquer thinner sparingly to remove the old glue.
Old 07-28-16, 05:38 AM
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Not sure on this seal but sometimes there is glue in seal package.

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