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sailors35

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Fridge Door Replacement
« on: August 05, 2022, 05:37:58 pm »
 Norcold 621, 2 way. Bottom door hinge broke. Per PC whole door needs replacement. Having issue with part number. One site says 623955, another 638835, and yet another N7XL. When I do get door considering reinforced hinge kit and bushings. Appreciate experience, info, suggestions. Thanks.
Mike & Lynn Ratliff

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Tarnold

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Re: Fridge Door Replacement
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 06:32:49 am »
Is it just the little pin on the bottom that the door swings on?

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Re: Fridge Door Replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 04:38:44 pm »
https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=275.0

Check this thread out on the forum.  A cheaper fix for the broken hinges on the refrigerator door.
Barry and Sue 
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Re: Fridge Door Replacement
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 11:27:51 am »
Mine broke at the rally last year.  Easy fix. Went to the hardware store and bought a piece of bar aluminum, 1/8x 1 1/2x 15” .  I used 7 1/2’ sheet metal screws to screw the bar to the bottom of the door.  (pre drill your holes). Drilling the hole for the metal pin to go thru is the only tricky part.  It is APPROXIMATELY 1/4” from the outside and left corner on the aluminum bar.  The bar DOES sit crooked to the bottom of the door.  Looking down at it the left(pin) side of the bar sticks out enough for the bar to swing freely without obstruction.  The right corner of the bar is flush with the door bottom.  So you do see a tapering of the bar as you look down.
This bar now supports almost the entire bottom of the door and is stronger than when new.  If you want you can paint the bar black, but I still haven’t got around to that yet.
This was a super easy job, on the road with just a drill, a bit and a screw driver.
I can’t imagine  what the shipping costs on a door would be, let alone the price of a door.
Terry