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Old 06-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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Norcold Fridge door

We have a 2018 whitehawk... our Norcold fridge door wonít latch or stay shut. Took it to the dealer before our trip. Seemed to be functioning properly when we picked it up, but now wonít latch anymore. Anyone know a fix for this. We just headed off on a cross country trip.
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We have a 2018 whitehawk... our Norcold fridge door wonít latch or stay shut. Took it to the dealer before our trip. Seemed to be functioning properly when we picked it up, but now wonít latch anymore. Anyone know a fix for this. We just headed off on a cross country trip.
try gently pushing up on the door while closing it, there's a known issue with too much weight in the doors bending the lousy door hinges so they don't close right. They make a hinge kit to fix the issue.
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try gently pushing up on the door while closing it, there's a known issue with too much weight in the doors bending the lousy door hinges so they don't close right. They make a hinge kit to fix the issue.
Thank you! Iíll give that a try and check into hinge kit, too
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Be sure the latch moves smoothly (use some silicone) and look of the latch tap lines up with the latch plate. If not adjust.

For safety use a bungee or a homemade latch over the doors for travel.

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we have the same problem, if you put weight on the door it doesn't catch, wifey put some safety latch things on there to help out, any links on the kit?
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There are a few methods to keep both doors locked besides the bungee.

You can drill out the slot plate to compensate for the existing lockslides.
Cons; if someone pulls the door without knowing the are in locked positions, they will break (plastic)

Since the Trim is flash with the doors, I installed a piece of black molding the size of the trim in width and 2 cm long and drilled a small pilot hole for the #8 screw 1/2" from one end. Installed a rubber washer behind the homemade latch. It keeps both doors locked in place and also looks a part of the trim.

It used to be with older Fridges they had a locking latch over the door, but that might be back in the 70's or 80's.

Good luck with preventing a Fridge disaster.
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Thank you! Iíll give that a try and check into hinge kit, too
I have the Norcold N1095 and I have installed the lower hinge Retrofit Kit. I got the kit from Amazon: Norcold 634166 Door Hinge Retrofit Kit. I originally installed this kit on my original door and didn't notice the lower hinge was already cracked. A few months later the already cracked hinge (plastic) failed. I then replaced the entire door since you can't just replace this lower plastic hinge and then installed the retrofit kit on the new door. Hopefully this issue won't happen again, but now I also NEVER travel with weight in the door. I move everything to one of the shelves for all travel. The last picture shows the broken plastic hinge before replacement. The retrofit kit was all that was holding the lower door hinge in place after the plastic part failed.
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Had this exact problem, second weekend camping, and it sits at a seasonal site. My fix consisted of taking door off and using assume rubber washer maybe a 1/4 inch in height lucked out and the inside diameter was the same as the fridge. Lifted the door up enough to get it to latch. Will let the dealer fix it come fall with a few other things.
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