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Old 20-02-2018, 14:16   #1
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Refrigerator Door Replacement

Hello, has anyone had to repair or replace a refi door like the one in the attached photo? It's a Fountaine Pajot Catamaran, most likely other French boats had the same hardware.

The Exterior hinges are breaking away from the door, corrosion..

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 28-01-2019, 16:14   #2
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Re: Refrigerator Door Replacement

We have the same problem the lower hinge has broken. Will be watching the post.
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Old 24-02-2019, 15:29   #3
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Re: Refrigerator Door Replacement

They all seem to be failing at the same age ;-) Our lower hinge broke away about six weeks ago. I asked at Fountaine Pajot for a replacement door and they told me that the manufacturer was DAV in the netherlands. Vente matériel bar, brasserie et restaurant, tireuse a biere, cave a vin

They are a big manufacturer of bar equipment and fridges.

I asked them if they still have our fridge door in stock, but unfortunately they dont :-(

So I asked them if they have or could manufactur a similar door with the same dimensions. I'll post their answer when I get it.
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Old 24-02-2019, 15:42   #4
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Re: Refrigerator Door Replacement

I have no experience with this brand but suggest the following:
1: Remove the door and hinges.
2: Dismantle door by removing the inner liner. The screws to dismantle are usually under the door seal. Try to leave the seal in place on the removed liner.
3: Now access the interior of where the hinge fits.
4: Make up a plate (sheet metal preferably stainless or thick aluminium) to fit over the inside area covering where the hinge anchors to.
5: Rivot this plate into place.
6: Re-fit hinges screwing through into the new interior plate.

Hope this general fix helps... others may be more familiar with your particular brand..

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Old 24-02-2019, 15:51   #5
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Re: Refrigerator Door Replacement

Forgot... there is also an easier, more temporary fix and that is to use 'Toggle Bolts"
Here is a link that explains how they work;

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Old 02-06-2019, 08:55   #6
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Re: Refrigerator Door Replacement

We ordered the door from DAV in the netherlands. The company that sold the original fridge-doors to Fountaine Pajot. It turned out it was originally manufactured by a company called Ronda in Italy.

The door fits pretty good. To fit the new frame we had to cut the opening a bit wider, about half a centimeter.

The part number at Vente matériel bar, brasserie et restaurant, tireuse a biere, cave a vin is F2142 and the price was 206,03 euros, plus about 60 Euros shipping to Germany.

We are pretty happy with the result
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