The flat metal piece has come off the cylinder in a battery compartment door. Unit is '88 Excella 1000. Piece that comes off is apparently force fit over some square studs. I cannot get it to stay on, even tapping it with a small hammer. Is there a better way? How about using some Marine Tex or a similar "liquid steel" type repair material.
As a side note: First, let me award the Annoyance Of The Century to the madman who designed the battery compartments. Every time I have to pull my batteries to check them I ruin a couple fingers trying to get them in and out!! I have about 1/4" clearence around my batteries! My tired and arthritic old hands just can't deal with this much longer!!