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dpack

mending domestic appliances part n

yet again to buy a part and fit it seems easy.

this morning the freezer door was open,the problem is a small spring in the door stop.

ten mins finding the model number and part number for the stop unit + 2.59 and 3 quid p n p has ordered the part.

fitting it needs one screwdriver and a couple of mins .

so i recon that saves about 90 + 50 compared to a bloke in a van saying he will have to order one and return.

im not sorry if you are that bloke in a van cos repair prices are daft

moral ,yet again,if it's broken get the part and fix it,it is usually a lot easier than some peeps make out.

if parts are not available gaffer tape ,bits of scrap ,glue etc applies. Laughing
Hairyloon

So do you have any tips for freezer door seals?
I've not so far found a source of replacements at a sensible price, although I confess I may have given up looking a bit too easily.
Nick

Espares. Carry virtually everything.
dpack

Espares. Carry virtually everything.


ditto .lots of stuff and quite cheap for many things,they carry a lot of generic stuff which seems good quality and value.

but the door stop was from bosch spares as espares only had a whole hinge set for 18 quid so checking the manufacturer site as well can help.

door seals are a bit tricky im still trying to source one for the upright freezer but it seems the door and seal are one unit and 80 quid is about what the freezer cost .

if i find a good generic stick on solution i will let folk know,
Midlandsman

+1 for espares.

Their 'How to' videos are great. They've saved me a fortune on fan oven elements and Dyson vacuum cleaner repairs.

MM
gregotyn

Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?
Shan

Mr Shan has replaced the bearing on the washing machine twice. Bloody thing won't break properly.
dpack

Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?


i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.
Nick

Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?

i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.

What's wrong with the generic stuff eSpares sell?
dpack

Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?

i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.

What's wrong with the generic stuff eSpares sell?

silly me ,i had been looking for a part with a part number for a specific freezer ,they didnt have a whole door so i went searching elsewhere and decided a door costing more than the freezer when posted was daft then gave up after the draft excluder .it is only frost and it scrapes off has been the policy foe a while

ta i will go back to where i started and look for the right thing Embarassed Laughing
dpack

the other issue is the seal seems to be seriously attached to or part of the door but either further exploration or a stanley knife might sort that so as there is a slot to put a new one into dpack

and it is out of stock at the mo so i will check in a month or so Nick

the other issue is the seal seems to be seriously attached to or part of the door but either further exploration or a stanley knife might sort that so as there is a slot to put a new one into

Ah. Good. I had some of their generic oven seal and it was fine.

Yes, freezer seals sit in a trench or groove around the door, I guess to cope with expansion and such.
Hots

I LOVE espares!
It was recommended to me by a cooker repair bloke who was fixing my chum's cooker under warranty.

The fan on my cooker had broken and with the help of espares I managed to order the correct part and by watching their video I fixed the damn thing myself!!
You have to realise here that I am quite an old lady with no practical skills at all.

One of the best tips was to use my phone camera to take a picture of the wiring before removing it so I knew how to put it back together, so simple yet brilliant.

I felt smug as hell for days.
Mistress Rose

Great.
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