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Offline Dean405

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When it rains it pours....
« on: August 13, 2011, 06:24:03 PM »
Factory warranted the plastic part at the bottom of the door. When I took the old piece off, it was busted up all over under the cover. It takes a while to change out the plastic piece only because you have to remove the stainless inner skin.

Went to re-assemble, and one of the bolts that holds the top hinge was stripped out when I went to re-install the screws (I did not cross thread it either). There was also a few of the screws that hold the stainless liner that were stripped out, but probably not a big deal on the liner, but I do have a concern that the top hinge is going to work with only one screw that will hold.

I guess the only cure is to replace the entire cabinet outside skin or tap the hole for a bigger screw. Dont think a helicoil kit would work on such thin metal.

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Re: When it rains it pours....
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 06:28:41 PM »
I've placed a toothpick in the screw hole at the same time I put the screw in.

Always works for me.

Offline mikecorn.1

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Re: When it rains it pours....
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 06:44:01 PM »
I've placed a toothpick in the screw hole at the same time I put the screw in.

Always works for me.

Nice. I also use the ole toothpick in the hole fix.  ;D
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Offline SamuelG

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When it rains it pours....
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 08:22:19 PM »
I'm waiting for my replacement to come in, I'll use the toothpick. :)


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Offline KyNola

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Re: When it rains it pours....
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 08:33:55 PM »
Steel wool works like a charm too.

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Re: When it rains it pours....
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 11:34:51 PM »
Steel wool works like a charm too.

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