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Old 04-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Residential Refer opens while traveling

We have a GE Profile residential refrigerator in our new to us motorhome. While traveling, the door has come open, mostly after hitting bumps or going around tight curves.

It has a stainless steel front and handles to open them. I bought some clamps, but my DW is afraid they will damage the door handles.

Anyone else had this problem and found a good way to keep the doors from coming open?

Ben
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Do you have the model number? Most fridges that are used in RVs have a child lock that prevents the doors from coming open. On our Maytag unit, it's a small plastic piece that slides sideways between the upper (fridge) and lower (freezer) compartments.
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Do you have the model number? Most fridges that are used in RVs have a child lock that prevents the doors from coming open. On our Maytag unit, it's a small plastic piece that slides sideways between the upper (fridge) and lower (freezer) compartments.
Model is a PS123SGRD SV. This is a side-by-side model. I can find no evidence of a child lock in the manual or at GE site, which would be perfect.

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I have the Samsung RF197. I went to a boat supply store and bought black nylon strap, and plastic snaps and latch....like on a life jacket. Bought a metal eye anchor that is screwed Into the wood next to the fridge. I have plastic snaps on the anchor end. When we get to a site we are staying at more than one night I unsnap and stow. Going down the road they unhook for quick access in the middle just like a life jacket.

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Model is a PS123SGRD SV. This is a side-by-side model. I can find no evidence of a child lock in the manual or at GE site, which would be perfect.

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That's too bad, sorry.
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I will have to give this more thought.

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We use safety latches for children. Works great for us!

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I use Velcro. You could also use a block of wood, cut to the right size to just fit under the door handles.
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Here's what we use. Works great. Amazon.com : Parent Units Double Door Fridge Guard, Black Strap : Infant And Toddler Sun Protective Swimwear : Baby
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Look at this thread for what I use

Changes you have made to your Meridian or Journey??
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We use a strap across the bottom door. On the two upper doors we fashioned a strap that goes thru the two handles and it hold the doors securely, yep can be removed easily. Some people use door catches or latches from Shurhold? We were told that drilling into walls could cause a problem if refrig mfg had wiring or coils that a screw might screw into. Another suggestion was to use an epoxy and glue that latches. In the end we just went with the simple strap. safe travels... ed
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They make a nylon strap with Velcro on the end to tighten. It's sold at ACE Hardware, used as a cord wrap. Or you could use the bungees that have a plastic ball on the ends, so it won't scratch
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We have a GE Profile residential refrigerator in our new to us motorhome. While traveling, the door has come open, mostly after hitting bumps or going around tight curves.

It has a stainless steel front and handles to open them. I bought some clamps, but my DW is afraid they will damage the door handles.

Anyone else had this problem and found a good way to keep the doors from coming open?

Ben
So Ben, was this a factory installed residential or was it installed when the AC/LPG fridge was replaced with the residential?

If it was factory installed what did they use for latches?

If it was post factory installed, did they FORGET to add latches to the fridge?

I replaced a NotSoCold with a residential and for the French Doors I use a 14 inch piece of Velcro. For the freezer drawer I use a L bracket and a short pin.

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