Rapido fridge cabinet housing repair

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  1. Techno

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    Rapido fridge cabinet repair
    I believe there must be very many Rapidos out there that have a fridge loose in a collapsing enclosure.
    The structure as standard is just not man enough to cope with the weight of a full height fridge freezer in heavy braking situations.
    My own fridge suffered this too but here is another example.
    The lower shelf that takes the weight has dropped out of the rebate in the front side wall resulting in the whole unit dropping nearly 10mm.
    This impacted on the drawer below preventing it from closing properly.
    Also the seals around the rear of the fridge are now broken.
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    The only way to rectify this is to completely remove the fridge for starters.

    I then set about putting the the woodwork back where it ought to be but then reinforcing with thin aluminium angle both sikaflexed and screwed
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    All four of the fridge unit fixing screws were ripped out by the free movement that develops over time but one screw was never actually screwed home in the first place at the factory.
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    Obviously the existing holes are now fubar'd so I've made four rectangular plates from the same angle and glued them over the old holes.
    A pilot hole is required so the old screws will go through the alloy.
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    Now it all goes back together tidy
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    Nice job.... :thumb:

    Best I check mine... :Sad:
     
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    Marvellous job what would we do without your expertise
    just about to get off the ferry Calais
     
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    Hi Andy

    Don't think that will fall apart again:thumb:.

    Martin
     
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    Enjoy your trip Gail & Karen
    Thanks Martin

    I of course posted this on friends of Rapido forum and as usual they quickly helped out :Laughing:

    bonjour

    voici le texte Techno100

    Rapido fridge cabinet repair
    I believe there must be very many Rapidos out there that have a fridge loose in a collapsing enclosure.
    The structure as standard is just not man enough to cope with the weight of a full height fridge freezer in heavy braking situations.
    My own fridge suffered this too but here is another example.
    The lower shelf that takes the weight has dropped out of the rebate in the front side wall resulting in the whole unit dropping nearly 10mm.
    This impacted on the drawer below preventing it from closing properly.
    Also the seals around the rear of the fridge are now broken.


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    Rapido réfrigérateur armoire réparation
    Je crois qu'il faut être très nombreux rapidos là-bas qui ont un réfrigérateur en vrac dans une enceinte de s'effondrer.
    La structure standard ne suffit pas à supporter le poids d'une hauteur réfrigérateur-congélateur en cas de freinage lourds homme.
    Mon réfrigérateur a subi ce trop, mais voici un autre exemple.
    Le plateau inférieur qui prend le poids a abandonné la feuillure dans la paroi latérale avant entraîne l'ensemble de l'unité chute presque 10mm.
    Cela a affecté le tiroir ci-dessous l'empêchant de se fermer correctement.
    De plus, les joints d'étanchéité de l'arrière du réfrigérateur sont maintenant ventilés.
     
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