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Problems with Norcold refrigerator door

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Bob Mahon

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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2013, 05:59:19 pm »
Sparky,
The piece that breaks is the door frame's plastic tab having the female recess/hole that fits over that pin.
Carry on, regardless..................
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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2013, 06:09:18 pm »
that figures,,, no wonder everyone gets a new door,, boogers, see what happens when you assume,,, thinking it was the hinge...  I know someone mentioned putting epoxy on the hinge so I thought,,,  alright next time out    door off again and give it a look see )&*&^ haha
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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2013, 06:25:53 pm »
I, perhaps others as well, mentioned reinforcing/repairing it with epoxy, which I did to the broken door. No idea how it will hold up under use but it sure is strong now.
Carry on, regardless..................
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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2013, 06:51:59 am »
Sparky, you have the newer hing just like mine. On the old hing the flat part was plastic and would break when stressed. You should be OK, so stop worrying. ;)

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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2013, 09:05:13 am »
Tom, as noted earlier, the plastic piece that breaks is  on the fridge door, not the hinge bracket and pin attached to the fridge frame.  The door piece broke on my prior 2007 and 2010 PCs.  Maybe they changed the design in 2013, but my current 2012 has the same plastic door part that breaks.  The epoxy fix worked on the second break on my 2010 PC, so I now travel with epoxy "just in case".

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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2013, 09:20:41 pm »
Sounds like we need a picture of the broken part and an epoxy repair.

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Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2013, 09:47:17 pm »
Don't have a picture, but what I did was take the door off the hinge and epoxy the broken piece back together.  After it dried, I put the door back on the pin hinge and filled the open void in the door piece with epoxy.  After it dried, I painted it black.  Didn't have a problem with the repaired door, but I did trade it in the next year so don't know the longevity of the repair.  One thing I should point out, the door insert that PC puts in the decorative front slip of the door is VERY heavy.  That could also contribute to the breaking door part.  The replacement door was light (weight) until I put the decorative piece back in the door front.  All in all, be happy, don't worry...