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Old 11-25-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs up frig door swelled, will not shut

Bought '76 landyught. fridg door would not shut. rare item, impossible to find new or used. new fridg about $1400. Two choices ; fix door or replace fridg.. First choice; repair door. Moisture had gotten under the plastic liner & frozen the foam causing it to swell so the door could not not close. Had to split plastic close to rubber door seal & at the break over in door, peel it back, & grind foam all the way around, using 7 inch grinder (except the top) back to origional thickness. Re sealed plastic liner using pvc cement . Removed & remounted door several times until it fit the hole.
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Old 11-25-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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Nice work!

Good to have you with us!

Now, if you could just fix my freshwater tank...



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Old 11-25-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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WTG that the ole American pienearing spirit.
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:20 PM   #4
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Same problem

I have the same problem and haven't got to it yet, just to many other things. Door will "sort" of close and fridg works.

Thanks for the info I will most likely use this as my solution. Can't stand the cost for a new one.

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Old 08-02-2004, 04:32 PM   #5
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Hello Garry. Did you get your Fridg. door ground down so it will close? Mine looks a bit ugly when you open the door, but works great. 8/2/04 Dave (rockcutter)
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Old 08-02-2004, 06:09 PM   #6
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Sounds like you did a nice job. You solution was impressive. Glad you shared your repair method.
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:28 PM   #7
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Haven't got around to it yet but did print out your fix so when I do take the plunge I would have the info.
The door will close if you push "hard enough" but it still needs the fix.
So many things to do and so little time.
Now that I'm retired it makes me wonder how in the world I ever had time to work at a real (paying) job.
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #8
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So many things to do and so little time.
Now that I'm retired it makes me wonder how in the world I ever had time to work at a real (paying) job.
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I used to do so many projects while working. Among them were two complete sailboat restores . Now that we are both retired, I'd have just bit-the-bullet & bought a new fridge!
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:01 PM   #9
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Hello, Ed. You should do your fridg. door on a hot day so the plastic skin inside the door should be easier to split. I used a heavy blade knife & light hammer for best control of split. I used 7'' hand held grinder body shop type.
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:37 PM   #10
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Hello, Ed. You should do your fridg. door on a hot day so the plastic skin inside the door should be easier to split. I used a heavy blade knife & light hammer for best control of split. I used 7'' hand held grinder body shop type.
Sorry, you must have mis-understood my post...My fridge is fine, BUT at this point in my life I think I would have just paid for a new one, too many projects & not enough time to get 'down-the-road'!!
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