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Old 08-08-2016, 07:09 PM   #11
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I can't see the broken portion clearly. Is there a way to remove the hinge? IF you have all the pieces, JB Weld will fix it. That stuff is so strong, some other portion will break before the repair breaks again.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:31 PM   #12
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Thanks Donna, here is a better picture, I was thinking about filling the void with some type of epoxy and then drilling out the hole for the pin and then attaching a plate to the top for good measure.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:38 PM   #13
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For clarity here are a couple of pictures of the upper hinge pin.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #14
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If it was my fridge, I would remove the rest of that broken hole, cut a piece of steel plate to fit in the square in the top, epoxy the plate in the square hole, and then drill a new hole for the pin in the plate.

Then dare that to break!
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:11 PM   #15
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Thanks Donna, here is a better picture, I was thinking about filling the void with some type of epoxy and then drilling out the hole for the pin and then attaching a plate to the top for good measure.
Hi: dunnet... Looks like a job for Tech Steel drillable epoxy putty. http://www.nlsproducts.ca Available at Home Hardware and most automotive stores. I used it to re position the door hinges on my Boler Trailer. Alf
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:08 AM   #16
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Has anyone used the "Fridge Hinge Repair/Damage Prevention Kit" on a DM2663 refrigerator as mentioned in post #1 of this discussion?

I recently contacted Larry Gamble (Little House Customs) and he said he wasn't familiar with that model of refrigerator.

Sarah at ETI told me the 2017 5.0 TA will have a DM2663 frig, so I was going to order one of these kits if I can determine that it will fit that frig.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:26 AM   #17
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If you follow instructions to not place heavy items on the door shelves while traveling and if you use bungee cords or methods that others have used to keep the door secure while traveling rough roads, you should be OK with the OEM hinges. Thousands are.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:13 AM   #18
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When my Dometic is working I usually forget and load the door with quarts. For protection I liked using the bungees because they are quick and easy. Then began to worry about the bungie metal rubbing and scuffing the fridge front so I switched to this strap. Slightly less convenient but probably more secure.
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