Door window gasket deteriorating?

Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:16 pm

Is this normal? My door window gasket is fraying as you can see. This is my first stove so I don't know what to expect.

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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:22 pm

Looks like you have mice. :)



Not normal, but not uncommon.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:25 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Looks like you have mice. :)



Not normal, but not uncommon.


I had a mouse, but I lit it's tail and it burned up...heehehe

So..nothing to be concerned with? Is replacing the window gasket an annual maint. thing?
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: cosmo On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:39 pm

For what its worth mine looks similar and is also new.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:50 pm

Might I suggest that when you replace the gasket, you put the sticky side of the gasket on the door window frame. I know the instructions say to wrap the edges of the window, but to what benefit. Seems wrapping the window would make it harder to clean the glass, and expose more of the gasket to extra wear.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:03 pm

xackley wrote:Might I suggest that when you replace the gasket, you put the sticky side of the gasket on the door window frame. I know the instructions say to wrap the edges of the window, but to what benefit. Seems wrapping the window would make it harder to clean the glass, and expose more of the gasket to extra wear.


Thanks, but I didn't install this gasket. It came installed from the dealer. Perhaps it was installed incorrectly? It does seem to hinder cleaning the glass somewhat, but nothing terrible.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:06 pm

Cleaning the glass is probably why its like that. If you rub against that stuff, it will fray easily.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:11 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Cleaning the glass is probably why its like that. If you rub against that stuff, it will fray easily.


Thanks. I have to assume that this won't affect the stove or allow any gases to escape (negative pressure and all that)?? I guess I could trim this back some to keep it out of the way?
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:12 pm

It's what coaledsweat said, the fraying is from brushing against the fragile fibers of the high temp gasket material. I think it is made from glass, like woven fiberglass???

I messed my new gasket up with my first glass cleaning.. :roll:

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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:05 pm

LsFarm wrote:It's what coaledsweat said, the fraying is from brushing against the fragile fibers of the high temp gasket material. I think it is made from glass, like woven fiberglass???

I messed my new gasket up with my first glass cleaning.. :roll:

Greg L


It's woven ceramic fibers. When I first got the Harman both door gaskets "shed" for a little while.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: smith10210 On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:23 pm

Mine did the same thing on my pioneer I just replaced mine last week. Yea cleaning the glass does that unless your real careful not to hit the gasket when cleaning i think I'm done cleaning my glass its a pain and a losing battle..
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:33 pm

I flipped my glass, so the white was on the outside. After razor cleaning, It still has a film. I found that Mobil 1 synth motor oil 15-50 helps to smooth the glaze and does not evaporate very fast. The oil on the outside greatly improves clarity, compared to trying to see through the white film.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:43 pm

smith10210 wrote:Mine did the same thing on my pioneer I just replaced mine last week. Yea cleaning the glass does that unless your real careful not to hit the gasket when cleaning i think I'm done cleaning my glass its a pain and a losing battle..


If it's just that inside part of the gasket which appears to be excess material, couldn't you just have trimmed it away? I'm thinking that the gasket material that is actually between the door and the window is the only area that matters.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:52 pm

I would not trim it as it will continue to fray once it starts. If you trim it close to the glass, it will fray under it and leak in no time.
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Re: Door window gasket deteriorating?

PostBy: smith10210 On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:35 am

av8r wrote:
smith10210 wrote:Mine did the same thing on my pioneer I just replaced mine last week. Yea cleaning the glass does that unless your real careful not to hit the gasket when cleaning i think I'm done cleaning my glass its a pain and a losing battle..


If it's just that inside part of the gasket which appears to be excess material, couldn't you just have trimmed it away? I'm thinking that the gasket material that is actually between the door and the window is the only area that matters.

Probabley could as long as there is still a tight seal on frontside of the glass and door. I just bought some rutlands flat tape doorgasket at my local hardware cost 7 bucks...
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