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Fixing a broken plastic Whirlpool refrigerator door

fixing a broken plastic nub off a refrigerator door

We had one of the plastic nubs to break off from our small Whirlpool refrigerator.

I didn't think super glue or epoxy would be strong enough, so I found a dull drill bit that was the right diameter and installed it far enough in so it sticks out like the old nub did.
Lucy and our new Whirlpool refrigerator
The middle section of the door is no doubt filled with some kind of styrofoam, which is why I drilled a smaller pilot hole first to help get the bit positioned as straight as possible.

It works fine and feels like a long lasting solution.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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