Fridge door woes

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  1. DavidG58

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    We are on our way back from Arran today, irrelevant to the thread but just for reference

    Yesterday loaded up, checked all, then moved off slightly uneven pitch, only gone a few yards and one god almighty crash, I thought I had hit a leccy post, Bev who was outside thought I had grounded and was looking underneath MH

    I turned to see the fridge door lying next to Lola about 6 feet from where I last saw it :Eeek: and where it still should have been

    A few days earlier we had discussed just how heavy the door is with milk, tonic water and a few beers on it........ just as well we always check it is locked before we move!!

    Not this time we didn't, we don't always and often have to despatch Bev to shut it as we move off site :doh:

    Now I have a big hole with no door, and a few broken plastic bits on the floor

    The door is amazingly light with nothing on it, I worked out where it had come from and despite the broken catches managed to get it back in place with a small realignment of the top pin, latched it and moved off

    Now I need to acquire new fittings, anybody else suffered similar, any guidance?? Considering how much is broken off the bottom catch I am amazed it still fits and opens, might even leave it unfixed
     
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    Hi David
    What make and module is it, single or double door.
    Do you mean that the hinges have snapped or are it the catches that hold the door closed?
    Regards
    Ray
     
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    Its a Dometic, fridge door approx. 1m high, separate freezer door not affected

    Both top and bottom hinge fittings are broken the bottom one much more seriously

    Catch that holds it closed still works!! operator error, again
     
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    You should find the model number of the fridge/freezer in the rear of the fridge cabinet. Give leisure spares a call they may even have the parts in stock and if you're coming down the A1 on your return you could call in to them at Boroughbridge
     
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    My wife has a theory; if she is going to be using the fridge again in the next 48 hours then there is no point putting the sneck down to hold the door closed. As a consequence it is a common occurrence for us to drive off with the beer tins sliding all over the floor.

    On the plus side our door hinge is on the right so the door swings rather gently rather than trying to break itself in two as it might do if the hinge was the other way round.

    I want it to be known that I never ever remonstrate or make any negative comment when the clatter does take place. I keep my gob firmly shut. But I still get the same glare.
     
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    I am going to see if we can rehinge ours on the RHS, it will hardly make any difference for access and will be so much safer when we forget next time

    Another case of the designer never having used a MH

    Looked more closely at door now, looks like he key bit damaged may actually be part of the door as the bottom corner of the door appears to be missing some trim
     
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