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 Posted: Sat Mar 18th, 2006 07:32 pm
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Hello All!

Just found your forum here, and I am very pleased. I enjoy the format and the humor.

My son and daughter-in-law moved in a few weeks back, and during the course of moving in, put some extra stuff in the fridge. Didn't seem like a lot of things, but maybe a few extra items on the door.

A week or so later, there was a noise when I opened the fridge-side door. After looking closer, I saw that the plastic hinge part that was on the frame was cracked. I went to my neighborhood appliance parts place and bought a replacement, which they called a "door closure kit" which consisted of 2 plastic parts: one for the bottom of the door itself, and the other for the frame. The male part went on the frame, and the female part on the door. These are the two pieces that fit in/on one another and turn on each other when the door opens.

It was nice and easy to replace: taking the screws out on top and bottom, replacing the 2 pieces, and then reattaching the door and screws. When I tested it out, it worked great.

A week or so later, a squeak started. It gradually got worse to the point where it was driving us crazy. It was getting louder and louder. I finally took the door off again, and then reassembled, trying to really even the door out. This time, again, there was silence. After about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks this time, the squeak came back, and now it is getting louder and louder again.

What did I do wrong? The appliance place couldn't give me an answer. Was I supposed to use a lubricant somewhere? Everything seems to be tight. What do you think?

Any and all help is appreciated.

TIA

Kevin

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get yousef a silicone based lubricant(grease form),remove the door and grease the support pins as well as a wee dob on the face of the plastic closure(the peices with the interlocking bumps- good to go,mat need to repeat this in the future.



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kdog:

That did the trick. Lubed her up good, and no squeak. The real test is to see if it will last longer than 1-2 weeks like before. I have a feeling though that this was it.

Thank you ever so much! My family and I thank you for a quiet kitchen.

Kevin

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now nobody will hear you as you open the ref. door to pass us a brew through the beer fund.



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