The upper hinge pinhas fallen out/broken. Where do I get a replacement. It also looks quite complicated to put in a new one even temporarily. The machine still works if I line up the door carefully and press it closed with care .. but for how long!
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The only door bushings I am aware of are the ones on the hinge pins. Correct? If not, please clarify what you mean.
New pins come with new bushings, and the hinges are welded on so the pins are pretty much the only items replaceable. Not a fun job - because of the door stop springs you will need a spring compressor, and you will also need a special tool to drive out the old pins. However, both are available from a parts store or Amazon.
Just open the door and support it from the bottom, and then go for it, one pin at a time - for the upper pin, compress and remove the small spring, drive out the old pin, drive in the new pin and put the spring back. No spring on the bottom hinge - just replace the pin.
I may need a picture to determine what is wrong. there is a screw-in pin that has a flat head top that you screw in. If that is in place, but the little cam itself (it's chrome with a black plastic center) is getting past the pin, then you have other problems. Either the 2 white plastic door closer cams on the bottom hinge are broken/worn/missing, or the lower hinge is sagging where it attaches to the cabinet of the unit and that needs to be replaced. These things can allow that cam to pass the 90 degree stop pin even when it is in place. you can look at a diagram of the hinge at http://www.greatplainsapplianceparts.com/order/subzeroparts.asp? (the question mark should be part of that link, but it won't take it so you may have to add it in the browser after you click the link). Let me know if this doesn't solve your issue!
The hardest part is going to be to reinstall the spring on the lower hinge arm. this is not a screw but rather a pin. There are two hinges that hold the door to body. when the upper and lower pins are removed the door will come away from body, it is important that before you remove the pins you take a look at the hinges. Pay close att. to the way the hinges sit inside each other and the way the pins go in. see if they go from top to bottom or from bottom to top. also note where the copper bushings sit in hinges. each hinge has one pin and two copper bushings top go into hinge. Over time the pins and bushings wear out ,making door hard to open and close. When the pins and bushings get so bad that the bushing is worn out and then the pins are now wearing into the hinge hole itself then this get tricky. if hinge hole is egg shaped the new bushings will not last. the door will hang again in a few weeks. this is where is get costly, the hinges now need replacing. i have gotten good at welding the holes and filing them back to shape but this takes skill or hole will be wrong and bushing will not fit or line up.
Here is a youtube video to help you. Take note. put jack stands under door with cloth to avoid scratching door.this is to hold door when pins are removed. have somone help you, they will hold door on stands. the wires will still run through door, pull door away from body a little to allow room to work.remove the spring, it will fall out as you remove pins, remove old bushings, clean hinge area and holes,next install new bushings, apply lube to holes for pins and on bushings, slide door back on frame hinges and install pins, next slide lock washers on pins to hold pins. last is the spring. you will need a spring tool, you may rent one at auto parts store. hope this helps good day.
You may have to replace the hinges but most aftermarket suppliers have pin and bushing kits to repair your existing hinges. A phone call to your auto parts supplier can probably fix you up for a fraction of the price of new hinges.
When you go about fixing the door, an old bumper jack is the best tool to use, if you have one. It will support the end of the door while you remove hinges and make adjustments.Otherwise you will need a helper. BE SURE to mark the position of the hinges before you remove them so you can put them back on easily. If you don't mark them it can take a looooong time to get them adjusted properly. Hope this helps.
Put a jack under the door with a piece of 2x4, as close to the middle as you can. Jack up the door, watching the hinge pin until pin is in the center of the movement range. Put a long metal rod or socket extension on the bottom of the pin and tap out with a hammer. Use same rod to remove bronze - alloy bushing. Tap new bushing in and use a 16 penny nail to check alignment of holes in hinge to bushing, raise or lower jack to center. Tap in new hinge pin. Release jack and check door for alignment on latchpin - If low, jack up door to relieve pressure, loosen upper / lower hinge bolts, raise door with jack approximately 1/8 inch, retighten bolts, remove jack and test Repeat procedure until pin strikes the center of the latch..
The hingepin is available in some of the help kits at the parts store. If you are just trying to make the door tight again there is no reason to unbolt the hinge. You just grind or chisel the top shoulder of the pin away and then punch the old pin through the bottom.
Put the new pin through the hinge and bend a shoulder on the new pin. Some may even use a nut with threads.
To install the pin or replace the hinge you should open the door and try to brace the bottom of the door with a bucket or books or anything where you can keep the door from changing position. Once braced, a hinge will just unbolt and you can swap it with the new part. Do one hinge at a time if you have 2 on a door.
Put 2 lock washers under the remaining 2 screws and dont over tighten.
This should hold the door fine just do not over load the door.
Go to the hardware store and get 2 new hardened screws if you think you damaged the remaining 2 screws.
If they dont have any that will fit try an auto parts store.
My guess is that the hinge clips are broken - it's hard to see how it works after the clips are broken off. I purchased and installed a replacement hinge from Myswedishparts.com. I emailed asking for help and they provided direction, but it's pretty easy. Use a small punch to drive the centers out of the plastic attachement pins to get the old hinge off. Replace the hinge, press the center pins in and re-attach the door. There was a drawing on the referenced web site when I replaced mine, but I just looked and didn't see it. I'm sure there are many places to purchase the replacement hinge - that's just where I bought mine.