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Posted: 02/02/19 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The bottom of our fridge door where the hinge post connects broke, its plastic. There is no replacement part except the entire door at $135. My fix was to install a 1.5 inch wide x 1/8 inch thick flat aluminum. The hinge post on our 1200 Norcold is 1/4 inch. Rivit this in place along the bottom of the door.

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Posted: 02/02/19 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you check Amazon? I don't know if any of those fit tho.


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Norcold offers a strengthening part to reinforce that weak point. I believe it is the first item on the Amazon link.

Why a company would sell a fix for a known defect instead of fixing it in the first place is a mystery.


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FWIW, the new Norcolds have a much stronger metal part.


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Posted: 02/03/19 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours broke like that years ago. Did a similar fix. It was after that when the factory came out with a stronger bottom hinge mounting. Check the archives, there was a lot of discussion at the time.


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Ours broke last year also, luckily our warranty covered a new door, and got the reinforcements for the hinges on amazon


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wgriswold wrote:

Norcold offers a strengthening part to reinforce that weak point. I believe it is the first item on the Amazon link.

Why a company would sell a fix for a known defect instead of fixing it in the first place is a mystery.


I installed the hinge re-enforcement in my old refrigerator. The new one I installed last summer has a different hinge design.


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ScottG wrote:

FWIW, the new Norcolds have a much stronger metal part.


The reinforcement kit I ordered several years ago had two mirror image reinforcement parts. I installed one on a left handed door.

I put the other on my new 2018 trailer, which had a right opening door, last fall. I didn't notice any difference in the hinge design, but I wasn't looking very closely. The fit of the reinforcement seemed to be exactly the same.

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I did the preemptive step and did the hinge replacement before a catastrophic failure. Used this.. The frig opens and closes better with the new hinge.


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Misclick. Disregard.

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