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recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:13:51 AM »
the tab broke off the part that holds the shelf in place, not having the best of luck finding the part so I thought I would see if there is a glue that would work.
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 09:22:28 AM »
I don't know if a 2 part epoxy would do it. There may be allot of weight on the shelf for the epoxy to hold. If it doesn't work, I would try drilling out the spot where the piece was, tap it for a 1/4"-20 or 5/16"-18 thread and install a bolt with the head cut off. Maybe you could put a small 1/2 nut on the backside.

The CG we will be staying at starting this Sunday has a huge dumpster where people sometimes get rid of their old fridges. I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 09:37:01 AM »
What brand and model is the fridge?

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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 10:23:09 AM »
I thought about adding a bolt or screw, the part fits flush to the fridge wall, also it is too thin to tap and add a bolt. I have zip tie holding the shelf up, which I might leave in place to help aid in keeping the weight off the shelf.
Asked DW where she tried to find the part- thought it was the Frigidaire site, I will see what i can find too.
its a Frigidaire  Model FGHC2331PFAA
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 10:30:47 AM »
Testor's model cement maybe?
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 11:26:08 AM »
 There are many "super glues" for plastic,,BUT,, there are also many different plastics to consider,,which one???>>>Dan
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 01:09:08 PM »
I thought about adding a bolt or screw, the part fits flush to the fridge wall, also it is too thin to tap and add a bolt. I have zip tie holding the shelf up, which I might leave in place to help aid in keeping the weight off the shelf.
Asked DW where she tried to find the part- thought it was the Frigidaire site, I will see what i can find too.
its a Frigidaire  Model FGHC2331PFAA

That part doesn't seem to exist in the Frigidaire model number you provided for anything to do with the shelves. 2 things. Are you sure it's for a shelf, and are you sure of the fridge model number?

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 07:33:05 AM by Rene T »
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 04:20:18 PM »
CRISPER cover support. Nice job Rene.

I think all the shelves use the same set up.
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 04:22:00 PM »
the tab broke off the part that holds the shelf in place, not having the best of luck finding the part so I thought I would see if there is a glue that would work.
In an emergency you can either tie it to the shelf above or put a forked limb (Small) under it to the lower surface.
As a FIX, I use JB Weld a lot.  Seems to hold up well in a cold environment.
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »
I think all the shelves use the same set up.

They don't. I think that's what was making it so hard to find the part.

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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 07:31:50 AM »
Rene- thanks for the website, the part I have has one prong on it. I did look around and see another one that might work. I will give them a call and see what they have. Appreciate all the help
I made sure it was the correct model number and yes the part is for the crisper drawer/shelf, there are 2 that hold the rear of the shelf in place.
bookmarked this page too
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 05:38:10 PM »
I know of no glue I'd trust there. But a bolt (some hae very thin heads) from the back and a "Speed Nut" (Spring thing) on the shelf side might work.

I  went to replace the Drip tray (I'm told it' called a defrost tray) ask my local sales and service dealer and they spent all summer not ordering one.. Finally went to General RV. I know folks like to bad mouth 'em but this rig came from General RV.. I stopped in 2 weeks ago on my way past going up to Standish (Nice park. at least for me though my standards are... Different)  and stopped in again on my way south 2 weeks later.. Part is now in place awaiting a new "DO Not Set Anything ON This Shelf" label  (I don't need the label but I'm hoping to pick up a new traveling companion some day....  (Have a good prospect by the way).  But now defrost water goes where I want it to go (OUT THE BACK).
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 05:50:07 PM »
Rene- thanks for the website, the part I have has one prong on it. I did look around and see another one that might work. I will give them a call and see what they have. Appreciate all the help
I made sure it was the correct model number and yes the part is for the crisper drawer/shelf, there are 2 that hold the rear of the shelf in place.
bookmarked this page too

Hopefully I was able to help. Let us know how you make out.
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2018, 06:34:12 AM »
Will do soon as we land someplace for a few weeks I will order the part. I think I found one that will work
thanks again for the assistance
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 06:38:40 AM »
Will do soon as we land someplace for a few weeks I will order the part. I think I found one that will work
thanks again for the assistance

If they are cheap, you might want to order a spare. You know if you have a spare, it will never break again. If you don't have a spare, it will happen again.   ;D :D ;)
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Re: recommend glue for plastic part in fridge
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 04:33:18 PM »
I've used this on fridge parts and it's held up for years. Still going strong.

https://www.amazon.com/G5-Outdoors-102-G-Lock-Glue/dp/B0001M4C06

It will dry blue, but if you aren't staring at it all the time who cares?