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#1 steveklein

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

This is a free-standing freezer, and with a big family and a small food budget, it's very tightly packed.

 

One of the freezer shelves keeps falling out on one side. I can put it back in, but if I so much as look at it funny, it falls out again.

 

It's almost as if the shelf isn't wide enough, but is that possible? I'm pretty sure it worked when the freezer was new, but it's been broken for so long I can't remember!

 

So, how can I fix this?

 

Also, are all the shelves the same? They look the same, but I see that repairclinic.com shows two different shelf parts:


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

A new shelf won't fix it. The walls in the freezer expand outward over time. There is a shim kit we used at Sears. It basically brings the studs out further so it won't fall. Sometimes it gets so bad they won't help. I'll see if I can find the part number.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

Is it the shelves or the baskets? I can't remember if the shims were for the baskets or what. These are the shims in thinking of http://www.repaircli...6950200/1038354. This may work.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:09 PM

Shelves, not baskets. How do those shims work? Are they installed horizontally from front to back, just below where the existing holes are?


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Yea. Front to back. If the walls are have expanded to much they won't work. Usually, you can use the shims for a few years and then the walls may expand to far. If you have to use more than 2 shims on one side, I believe they won't work. It's been awhile since I installed them.




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