The liner in my 2 year old side by side frig is cracking. the repair men that the protection plan we have put epoxy glue on them, they said they do no harm to the frig it is just cosmetic. the epoxy is cracking plus there are more cracks appearing. model # 106.54584400
I have the same problem on my 3 year old Kenmore Refrigerator. I cleaned out the refrigerator and noticed the cracks. I don't know how long they've been there. I called the service guy out and he said it's a known problem. He said the plastic wasn't poured right into the mold. He told the only solution is a silicon type caulking or a patch. The patch involved cutting pieces of liner from a sheet and basically glueing them over the cracks. BOTH SOLUTIONS are unacceptable. I am beginning the process of complaining (lot of good it will do). If this is a known defect, SEARS should stand by their product and make it good.
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It is a very poor design with even poorer quality plastic. In other words, planned obsalescence.
It's tough to tell that to a kid (or accept it myself) so I bought some 2 part epoxy made especially for plastic. It comes in a dual syringe to allow you to mix what you need and cures stiff in 5 minutes (24 hours until hard). Don't get the one that mixes as it dispenses, because you might need to repair in phases.
Take it apart to the point where you can see the broken pieces, mix the epoxy and apply liberally around the crack and "feather" up the sides. Make sure you do not get glue on any moving parts or in a place that will prevent reassembly. Mine works great, now.
If your mantle is stone I would suggest drilling 2-3 holes diameter should be relevent to the thickness so as not to split the stone. do this on both sidees of the mantle. Use a branded epoxy such as araldite and bond steel rods into the holes in the stone mantle bridging them together, any fine cracks can be filled with a fire cement and wiped clean.
It worked for one season on mine. As the crack got older it became longer and wider. Mine was due to not sinking the pond all the way into the ground which caused stress from the weight of the water causing it to crack more. The second season I used a water epoxy putty I bought at home depot in the glue dept. It is greenish blue and turns white after mixing and can be used underwater if necessary. I filled the gap and then placed the repair liner like you are showing over the top and sealed the edges with a black waterproof silicone. This also worked for a season. Now the crack is even larger and wider and nothing I am doing this year is holding! I can't seem to find one the same size and shape or I would replace it. My next attempt is going to be a plastic welding kit, but I haven't tried it yet. Good luck.
If it is a Kitchenaid brand, the liner is covered under full factory warranty for up to 5 years. (See your warranty guide page). I am the Svc Mgr of an Authorized service center and relayed to one of my customers this morning, that if they took photos after the repair was made and call customer service, they will tell you where to send them. If...and they will agree the repair is un-sightly, you get an exchange. I am not sure it will work with the Whirlpool brand even though they are in the same family ** all made by same company, Kitchenaid cost more and comes with a longer warranty.... hope this helps. Florida
HI thanks for your question. its the door liner, that's broken, if you can repair with some epoxy puddy, only problem with epoxy puddy , it smells. so the door liner is to be replaced. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.
im thinking you got a cracked refrigerator liner!! heres the problem with that, its strictly a cosmetic issue, in years past kit aid would consider that a non-field repairable issue and change to refrig out for you.now they've come out with a repair, consisting of an epoxy kit that we go out and epoxy the crack(s) for you, although still noticeable far less than a cracked liner. if necessary and enough cracks in wall they have an epoxy liner kit that will cover entire side wall of the refrig, all depends on the affected area. ive done quite a few epoxy repairs, never a complete panel, but the few epoxy repairs ive done the customer seemed satisfied with the result..again strictly cosemtic issue so ifyou leave it alone oyou will be endangering absolutly nothing exept an unsightly crack.
if is a plastic or similar material you can fix whit epoxi glue. is it in two different tube you only have to mix de glue en the hardener. to get very tough stuf. be sure to well preparing surface by sanding to get more grip on surface.you can make littel hole on each side of de crack to get a better grip for the epoxi.