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The plastic door catch has broken can i get a replacement or do I have to buy a new door

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  • carrgo Jun 30, 2008

    Broken handle. Where can I get a new part and can I fix it without removing the unit?

  • shwayshway Aug 26, 2008

    The plastic door catch has broken and cannot release the catch holding the door shut. (I have the door open now). Can I buy and fit only the spring catch assemply or do i have to buy a new door.

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    whats the make and model of the unit


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I have had this problem and i purchased one from a spare shop in stalybridge tameside called empire spares the number is 01613386161 hope this helps.

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