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Creeping fridge...movement of interior fittings

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:49 am
by Pinkster (deleted)
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Hi All. We have just returned from our second trip in our lovely Pan Familia 320 (2000 model). When we moved the doormat my partner noticed a long brown mark on the floor that is a few mm wide and is right next to the fridge casing where it rests on the floor. It's clear that the whole fridge unit had shifted very slightly towards the back of the van, hence the mark left behind. The gap between the back of the fridge worktop and the wall has also slightly widened on one side after the short tow. At the far side of the fridge unit is a round brown plastic fixing that was looking 'off' when we bought the van. We're obviously not thrilled at the idea of heavy furniture units moving around and can only deduce that it was already loose and the uphill tow caused this movement sideways. Not at all sure what we can do about it. The wall area just to the right of the fridge unit (behind the seating and by the brown fixing) has a white horizontal plastic strip and there is a short section next to the fridge that has never been flush to the wall either. Something is going on...any ideas gratefully received!!

The photos are of the brown fixing and white strip and of the new gap behind the worktop.

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RE: Creeping fridge...movement of interior fittings

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:10 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.234 Posts

In the first photo you will see a brown plastic disc insert at waist level. This should have a self tapping screw through it that holds the kitchen cabinet to the steel space frame of your Eriba. The fridge is in turn fitted to the cabinet.
The cover to this insert is missing. I am also guessing the screw may have worked loose and as such your cabinet is free to move.
Using the weight of your body push the cabinet back to the wall and refit a/the screw. If the screw does not bite, then go up a gauge and you could squirt some liquid nails mastic into the steel framework hole. Whilst you are at it, check the other cabinet fixings including those that may be inside.

Colin


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RE: Creeping fridge...movement of interior fittings

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:24 pm
by Inspecta_Gadget | 199 Posts

and check that the wheels are balanced- this can cause such problems due to vibration.


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