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Post by Peter styles Fri May 06, 2022 5:18 pm

The locking catch on my fridge is not holding the door shut when driving. It appears that it is not connecting with the retaining bar? Any ideas please.
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Post by Cymro Fri May 06, 2022 5:26 pm

I doubt whether this applies to your 2021 fridge, but on older ones (e.g. my 2015 one) the door hinge can drop somewhat. I cured mine (after a Forum suggestion) by inserting a cork (cut to a very tight fit) underneath the lower hinge.

But I suspect your problem can be cured by an adjustment to the catch. I'm afraid I don't know how - and may I suggest that you tell us the fridge make and model, so that those better informed than me can help?

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Fri May 06, 2022 5:56 pm

On my fridge there is a slider that disconnects the catch for use when on site, does yours?

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Post by Slow-Lane Fri May 06, 2022 6:59 pm

Perhaps you could get it looked at under warranty?
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Post by Glenny54 Fri May 06, 2022 8:25 pm

Our fridge wouldn't close properly last time we were away,we found out it was the rubber seal coming out at the bottom of the door,put it back into place and no problem.
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Post by babian Fri May 06, 2022 8:57 pm

should not need it at that age of van, but new spring needed?
in retaining handle, Clare's accessories simple hair clip, cheap, get the spring out of it and fit to handle. Even a pound shop will do, pack of five etc (some spare). eBay ones are s/steel but £5 plus !!
handle is easy to remove, two star headed screws.
Good luck, could be the seal as mentioned but could also be the handle return Spring . Does the handle Spring down to hold door?
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Post by BornAgain Fri May 06, 2022 9:05 pm

I believe fitted appliances only have one year warranty. Better jump in quick!
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Post by Richard G Fri May 06, 2022 11:00 pm

On my new Broadway the table fitting post in to the floor has pulled out of the floor. It is screwed into the floor with 1 inch screws which hardly go through the floor covering into anything solid so will certainly never stay in place. Is this common? I could take it back under warranty but easier to fix myself probably. Its a shame because the van is good but so many minor finish items poorly done, the coathook fell off on day 1, that had a tiny screw into thin wood never going to work.
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Post by Dbvwt Sat May 07, 2022 7:16 am

babian wrote:should not need it at that age of van, but new spring needed?
in retaining handle, Clare's accessories simple hair clip, cheap, get the spring out of it and fit to handle. Even a pound shop will do, pack of five etc (some spare). eBay ones are s/steel but £5 plus !!
handle is easy to remove, two star headed screws.
Good luck, could be the seal as mentioned but could also be the handle return Spring . Does the handle Spring down to hold door?

It does sound like the spring babian, mine went and the dealer was happy to send a new catch out in the post under warranty. Simple job to replace as you mention.
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Post by babian Sun May 08, 2022 10:22 am

Just thinking about your fridge. I'm sure if retaining handle is not "in line" and not locating. Door hinge brackets come off so you can swap door to hinge the other way. Also there are spare washers on the top hinge pin of ours that are used to put instead under the bottom hinge pin to realign door (adjust up or down door) use as spacers as needed.
Good luck. Get back to us if you get fixed.
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Post by babian Sun May 08, 2022 5:32 pm

Ps.
I don't mean to say rehang door the opposite side. I mean you could take bottom hinge off and pack it up or down with the washers to align handle and catch.
I know what I'm trying to say !!!!
I think the original poster has gone away and "sorted it bye now"
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Post by Dbvwt Sun May 08, 2022 5:57 pm

It often makes you wonder why we bother to try and help newcomers babian?

Changing the subject, just back from one of our favourite sites at St Neots, not far from you. Will definitely be back to the Rutland Water site you recommended last year.
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Post by babian Sun May 08, 2022 6:26 pm

See you at Rutland water one sunny weekend then, solar panels doing what there supposed too do, letting you really get away in our vans.
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Post by Toffee Sun May 08, 2022 7:27 pm

If it is the spring, then inserting a bit of foam rubber or similar into the latch to replicate the springs function helps to make a temporary repair. I seem to remember to door can open itself whilst driving  if the spring has failed.
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Post by babian Sun May 08, 2022 10:19 pm

Good call Toffee, but I'm afraid "he's gone or not answering". must be fixed under warranty. Who knows? Good night everyone.
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