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Old 05-17-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
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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.

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:15 AM   #2
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That model only has one hinge spring. I bought it brand new.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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Sweet. Thanks for the info. I'll just do a little adjustment when I reinstall the hinges to the lid and the collar.

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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The tension on the single spring is adjustable. Did you see that? I was able to tighten it enough to hold the lid AND my collar up but just barely.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Yes, I did notice that. When I picked up the freezer the hinge was making a popping sound and I messed around with it and got it to stop. I figured that when I add the collar and the faucets that I would have to increase the tension in the spring to handle the added weight.

 
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