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Old 07-26-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Cabinet bracket broken

In the "there's no end to the number of things that can break" department, here's another one.

On one of the flip-up cabinet doors over the couch, where the "hinge" arm on the left connects to the bracket on the door, the rivet broke, so I put in a small (VERY small) screw and nut to hold them together. Now, the opening in the bracket, where the screw went through, broke open, so there is no longer a hole for a screw to go through.

I cannot imagine that I will actually find a source for these brackets, however, I have been wow-ed before, so I'm hoping a) that someone knows where to find a replacement bracket, or b) can provide a solution others may have employed. I cannot imagine me being the first to encounter any particular "challenge"

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I had that happen and I used a steel pop rivet and a small ball peen hammmer and rivet set I made in high school to set the head.


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If I understand it correctly, you now need a replacement bracket. If you have access to a vise, hammer, hack saw (or cutting tool), file (or grinder), and drill, I suggest that you go to Home Depot, buy some flat metal of the appropriate thickness and size, then make your own bracket.

Cut the metal to an approximate shape of the bracket when it is flattened out. File or grind it it into the final shape and remove any burrs. Bend it to the required shape in the vise, using a hammer if necessary. Then drill holes to match the old bracket. Done.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:41 AM   #4
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Sounds like a lot of work for a $5 part. I've seen them at RV supply stores and Home Depot. Though this one is not OEM, it'll work:

Spring Loaded Cabinet Door Supports - Product - Camping World

I've seen the exact OEM version in several places.
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