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Old 08-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Refrigerator front panel coming off.

On our 2012 refrigerator the stainless steel front panel has come completely loose the full length at the front edge of the door frame on the open side. I don't see any glue or tape and can not seem to push the outer door frame back in to cover it. Any others with same? Suggestions?? I won't mention how old all the constant little issues that pop up nearly every trip are getting. Love the design hate the build.

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Old 08-10-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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If it was frame issue and a floating panel the hole panel would have come off once the edge was away from the frame. That and the fact the panel is still held in place tells me it was glued on originally. If you can work to rest of the panel free without putting bend in it you can put it back with contact cement.

If you go that route remove the door and place it on a table. Apply the cement to both the panel and the door and after it has dried for 15 minutes. Test a small piece of brown paper first to make sure it does not stick to the cement. Place 2 pieces of brown paper on the door so they overlap a few inches at the center of the door. Make the upper piece of paper so it just touching the upper door frame. This gives you an edge for alignment of the panel. With paper in place place the panel on the paper and align at the top edge. Check the bottom corners to be sure they fit within the frame. Alignment is important as you are only going to get one chance. While someone hold pressure on the panel half along the top edge lift the lower edge enough to remove the lower piece of pager and fold the panel down into place from the center out. Once the lower half is secure lift the upper half and remove the paper and fold the panel down into place.

Normally when applying Formica to a counter top you would have an edge that could be finished off after the panel was set. You don't have that advantage so make sure the alignment is correct before you remove the paper.

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The stainless panel floats and is not fastened. You should be able to slide it into position so the edges are covered by the frame which snaps on.

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