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The door has come off my fridge because the plastic part, holding the metal thing in place, is broken. I don't know the proper word for it but the metal thing acts like a pivot for the opening and closing of the door. The fridge is model ZI 3165 type B 500600 X No 861120012. Are replacement metal and plastic components available and could a layperson fix the door if given them?

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Hello.
You should be able to fix it yourself. Go to http://www.coastparts.com/ or http://www.marcone.com/

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