I picked up an 8.9 cf Whirlpool chest freezer on craigslist for $40. I cleaned it up some and noticed that one of the hinges did not have a spring and the lid was not closing right. It closes all the way with no leaks but just has a small "hitch" and a pop when closing.
I looked around online and found a hinge but they wanted $78 and it is not in stock. I found one in stock at Sears Direct and they want $138 for a single hinge
I did a search on the board and did not find too much information.
I'm thinking that I can possibly use a gate hinge or something similar but it would not hold up the lid like a spring loaded hinge would. Another possibility is to take the busted hinge and see if I can find a spring and rebuild the hinge.
Any opinions and/or experience with an issue like this would be greatly appreciated.