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Old 06-15-2016, 01:43 PM   #21
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I'm having the exact same thing happen with my 2010 Rockwood refer door. Two-sided tape sounds like the first thing to try. Thanks for the discussion!

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Old 06-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #22
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I'm having the exact same thing happen with my 2010 Rockwood refer door. Two-sided tape sounds like the first thing to try. Thanks for the discussion!
I had the same problem with the 2 ton decorative panel sliding out of the actual refrigerator door. Last time, the plastic bottom frame of the door actually broke where the little dowel pins go in--the bouncing on I70 across Indiana did it in. So, I had to buy a new door. Before installing the new door, I added the panel to it. To install the panel, I used a strong double-sided tape. I applied it along both sides of the back of the decorative panel and also the bottom of the panel. Then pulled off the facing tape on the exposed sides of the tape, and for the sides of the panel, substituted strips of waxed paper cut more than twice the length of the panel, folded back on themselves. Also put down a similar piece of waxed paper for the bottom tape. Laid two 1/8 x 1 inch temporary shims on the door between the dowel pins and the position of the tape; this provided a small gap between the tape (which was on the panel) and the door. I then carefully slid the panel into the door, making sure the waxed paper moved with the panel. Just before getting it all the way in, I added double stick to the top of the panel, also with waxed paper. I finished sliding the panel in to the point where it reached the pins. Then I carefully pulled out the long end of each piece of waxed paper, which allowed the paper to gradually peel off of the double stick tape. Once all of the waxed paper was out, I carefully slid out the shims, and then pressed the panel against the door to get the tape to stick to the door itself. That done, I hung the replacement door on the refrigerator.

So far, so good. In contrast, the one original piece of tape was about 3 inches long! It was no wonder it didn't hold...

Some folks have talked about using a product such as Liquid Nails. I thought that probably would work, but I wanted to try to allow somewhat for any future possibility of having to do something with this again--and I figured that while it'd be extremely difficult, it would remain more possible if I used tape.

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Old 06-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #23
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I'm planning to remove the heavy panels and replace them with white faced Masonite. Aside from the weight, I assume this will brighten things up a little and (assuming grandchildren are in the near future) can be written on with dry erase markers.

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