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Old 04-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Do I have this on wrong?

I tried all the tricks to get this door to shut better after replacing the gasket. I'm now wondering if I've placed on on wrong. Glued it to the door itself as instructed. The problem is, the door is really hard to shut from the inside. I had to put a rope on it to pull with so I don't wreck the lock/handle! As you can see from the pictures, the door dojob is kind of hung up on the gasket. What would happen if I trimmed the gasket from around the dojob (sorry, having a total mind blank about what that thingy is!). Would the water that may get in continue down the gasket, or come in the door? Well, I'll let all of you tell me what to do!
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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I am not sure what going on but..I can't see pictures of your door gasket..??
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if anyone can open these......My computer puked last week & I lost my program to shrink pix. Does this work?
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I converted your pictures to JPEG format, maybe this will help...
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Let me try again.....
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I Can Open the Pictures

I was able to open the pictures. I simply clicked on each link and my computer asked me if I wanted to save or open the file.

I don't know if the gasket is installed correctly or not. It does appear to be quite a thick gasket based on the picture showing it bulging behind the latch.

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Thanks, Richard!
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You sure that's the correct gasket for that particular year? New gaskets are always a little difficult at first, but that looks like it may continue to be a headache for years to come.
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Well, I ordered it from Inland & they assured me it was the right one. I don't have a chunk of the one I took off, as I redid it last fall. I figured it had to break in, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
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suggestion #1

Trim the gasget from the latch....so that the latch is not rubbing the gasket. Other than that it looks O.K. Just use it till it settles in. Mine took several months.
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Trim the gasget from the latch....so that the latch is not rubbing the gasket. Other than that it looks O.K. Just use it till it settles in. Mine took several months.
That's what I did with ours. It works fine, but the door requires more force to close since the gasket now actually contacts the frame.
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That was my thought, but will I get water in the door if I trim it around the LATCH (thank you very much for the missing word!)
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Well, I ordered it from Inland & they assured me it was the right one. I don't have a chunk of the one I took off, as I redid it last fall. I figured it had to break in, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
If anyone knows which one is the correct one, Inland would be the folks who do. I'd take the above advice and trim it back from the latch. Luckily, we're coming into the summer months, so maybe the heat will help it settle in.
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That was my thought, but will I get water in the door if I trim it around the LATCH (thank you very much for the missing word!)
As long as you just trim enough to get the latch to work, you shouldn't have a problem.
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