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Old 04-24-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Fridge door bars

Ran into a problem yesterday, while out, and thought it might save someone else the same issue if I mentioned it. We opened the door to our fridge and the bottom retention bar and clip fell out onto the floor......with several items that spilled all over the place. Coffee creamer is very nasty to clean up.

THE ISSUE.........The plastic ends of the bar clip into the side of the molded door. Any side pressure on those ends and the small clips they fasten to will let loose and the bar will fall off.

THE FIX. I drilled the clips / ends and fastened them to the door with a small wood screw. Seems to have cure the problem just fine. Took about 3 minutes to do all four.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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Good idea, hope you used either stainless steel or brass screws.
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Good idea, hope you used either stainless steel or brass screws.
Nope....used what I had but great thought. I'll keep an eye on them and switch them out at first sign of rust.
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Nope....used what I had but great thought. I'll keep an eye on them and switch them out at first sign of rust.
That will be next week. Take old coot's advice and do it now.
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Did that repair to a house fridge on a broken latch. Lasted 8 years and still working and no rust. Not sure what type of material the screw was but I wanted it fixed NOW. I'm not patient and used what was in my tool box.


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Did that repair to a house fridge on a broken latch. Lasted 8 years and still working and no rust. Not sure what type of material the screw was but I wanted it fixed NOW. I'm not patient and used what was in my tool box.


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Yea..same here. Its been a week and there is no sign of rust. Wont be a big deal if it does anyway. Whats it going to hurt...my plastic? If they haven't rusted inside my plastic storage box, sitting in the humid/wet storage area, they probably won't rust inside my very dry fridge.....but Ill keep an eye on them.
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