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Post by philinb on Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 pm

Can anyone give me advice on where to buy new cupboard door catches, a couple seem to be sticking. Have tried WD40 with no luck!! 
We have broadway 2 berth rear lounge 2009 model, any help is very welcome scratch head
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Post by gemdeco on Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi
   I think WD40 actually makes some things worse and it reacts badly with some plastics,I would clean it off and perhaps try a PTFE spray,I am sure you will get a lot more advice
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:07 pm

There are many types of catches in use. Can you post a photo or try to give a detailed description?

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Post by philinb on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Hi Peter , push button on the outside and grey plastic inside, small latch on inside sticks in so door is open all the time.
Van in storage but will take a photo next time I am there.
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Post by Paramedic on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:28 pm

This has worked for us in the past by slightly loosening the fixing screws to the cupboards/drawers. Seemed to happen more so during winter months.

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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Paramedic wrote:This has worked for us in the past by slightly loosening the fixing screws to the cupboards/drawers. Seemed to happen more so during winter months.
I agree with both comments.

The worst thing you can do is add any form of lubricant, anything at all makes them more sticky. If you remove them they easily come to bits to clean.

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Post by PennyandDerek on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:57 pm

Philinb,

Grey?  Sticking?
I'll bet it's one of these you are describing.......

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Post by rogerblack on Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:00 pm

Anything useful on here?

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Post by Gromit on Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:04 pm

I got sick of pulling mine to bits and cleaning them, so I looked carefully to see where they were sticking and gave them a taste of the belt sander. uncertain

Just a caress to thin down the slider a bit, and they have been no trouble ever since.
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Post by groundhog on Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:45 pm

gemdeco wrote:Hi
   I think WD40 actually makes some things worse and it reacts badly with some plastics,I would clean it off and perhaps try a PTFE spray,I am sure you will get a lot more advice
regards
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Agree 100% PTFE every time never WD40.
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Post by kaspian on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Gromit wrote:I got sick of pulling mine to bits and cleaning them, so I looked carefully to see where they were sticking and gave them a taste of the belt sander. uncertain

Just a caress to thin down the slider a bit, and they have been no trouble ever since.
Ah the caress of the belt sander! Just be carefull as belt sanders love your fingers just as much - OUCH! hugegrins
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Post by philinb on Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 pm

Hi Derek
The fenneluk mechanism looks just like the one we need, will just check size first,
Thanks for your help.
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Post by philinb on Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks everyone for your posts, very helpful suggestions and no more WD40 for us!!
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Post by JSP on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:18 am

I had a cupboard with a button sticking too. I took it apart and couldn't see what was wrong so put it back together again and it still stuck. As an experiment I took a catch off another door and fitted it to the sticking door and it worked without sticking. I put the sticking button into the other door and it didn't stick in that door so left them whre they are. So........... try swapping with another door.

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Post by chrisk on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 pm

My catches were stuck so went round all of them with a Dry lube spray and they work fine now, Phiilinb Sounds like you got same as mine same year, one was a bit stuck so i took the press button out cleaned and sprayed and it is fine now.
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Post by chrisk on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:20 pm

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:54 pm

philinb wrote:Thanks everyone for your posts, very helpful  suggestions and no more WD40 for us!!
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Post by Peter Brown on Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:08 pm

I got fed up with fiddling with them and now resort to violence!

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Post by ajrm on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:12 pm

I took all mine apart on our year old Broadway FB, cleaned them and lubricated them sparingly with synthetic grease. 
Did the trick and when we sold the van 2 years later they were still working fine 
I also stripped down the bathroom door lock and lubricated that.

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Post by R1GURU on Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:32 pm

johnsons baby oil in a squiber , spray . I use it on everything , works on my catches .
also use it on anything black to make it shiney . in fact it has millions of uses
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Post by Peter Brown on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:45 pm

R1GURU wrote:johnsons baby oil in a squiber , spray . I use it on everything , works on my catches .
also use it on anything black to make it shiney . in fact it has millions of uses

Johnsons baby oil is lethal in a van, it melts adhesive and anything it comes into contact that is supposed to stick on, drops off. We used to keep a bottle in the bathroom cabinet that had sliding doors in runners stuck on with double sided tape. The catastrophic failure of the adhesive ejected the mirrors that were smashed.

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Post by pat and jim on Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:04 pm

Evening all 
I had th same problem dismantled the locks cleaned them and greased them with a little 
Vasalin it don't melt or run and it don't dry up I use it ia lot on electric connections to stop caroshun
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Post by peter.millar on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:35 pm

philinb wrote:Can anyone give me advice on where to buy new cupboard door catches, a couple seem to be sticking. Have tried WD40 with no luck!! 
We have broadway 2 berth rear lounge 2009 model, any help is very welcome scratch head

These appear to seize up for some reason in winter.  If you simply wait until it gets warmer, they'll work.  If you can't wait, a hair dryer will loosen them up in about 5 minutes.
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Post by Bad Penny on Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Took mine apart and greased them lightly. This worked for me.
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Post by Gromit on Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Bad Penny wrote:Took mine apart and greased them lightly. This worked for me.
Did the same and it worked for a while, so I took them apart again and caressed them gently on the belt sander.
That brought them to heel and they have given no trouble since!  up!
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