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Default WhirlPool Refrigerator Shelf Stud Retention?

The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
refrigerator.

1st Source Appliance Parts conveniently had the part (didn't have to
wait for mail order) #4388538. There are two studs in this kit. Our
'fridge uses the press-in, not the one with a bolt.

However, after extracting the old stud with much cursing and puffing
of breath, I find that the new stud is not securely retained. It's
possible that I messed something up removing the old stud, as it would
not pull directly out without what seemed like excessive force and the
construction of the new one looked like there might be a 30 degree
twist involved or some such.

Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.

Google turned up three or four folks with the same problem, but
searching this group didn't turn up any hits. Still, I suspect this
has come up before and that my search was simply inadequate.

So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.

I'd appreciate any suggestions either humorous or helpful.

Thank you,

Jeff
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On May 4, 4:14*pm, trag wrote:
The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
refrigerator.

1st Source Appliance Parts conveniently had the part (didn't have to
wait for mail order) #4388538. *There are two studs in this kit. *Our
'fridge uses the press-in, not the one with a bolt.

However, after extracting the old stud with much cursing and puffing
of breath, I find that the new stud is not securely retained. * It's
possible that I messed something up removing the old stud, as it would
not pull directly out without what seemed like excessive force and the
construction of the new one looked like there might be a 30 degree
twist involved or some such.

Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. *But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.

Google turned up three or four folks with the same problem, but
searching this group didn't turn up any hits. * Still, I suspect this
has come up before and that my search was simply inadequate.

So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? * I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.

I'd appreciate any suggestions either humorous or helpful.

Thank you,

Jeff


From what I remember, thats how you remove and insert them. You have
to twist them out, and with the new ones, put them offset 90 deg, then
twist so that it will lock them in to the right position.
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On May 4, 3:14*pm, trag wrote:
The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
refrigerator.

1st Source Appliance Parts conveniently had the part (didn't have to
wait for mail order) #4388538. *There are two studs in this kit. *Our
'fridge uses the press-in, not the one with a bolt.

However, after extracting the old stud with much cursing and puffing
of breath, I find that the new stud is not securely retained. * It's
possible that I messed something up removing the old stud, as it would
not pull directly out without what seemed like excessive force and the
construction of the new one looked like there might be a 30 degree
twist involved or some such.

Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. *But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.

Google turned up three or four folks with the same problem, but
searching this group didn't turn up any hits. * Still, I suspect this
has come up before and that my search was simply inadequate.

So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? * I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.

I'd appreciate any suggestions either humorous or helpful.

Thank you,

Jeff


Use a regular slow setting epoxy (with no load on the stud) and don't
worry about the cure. Regardless of temperature, it will cure. It may
take a couple of days so be patient.Several times I have tried to save
a batch of mixed epoxy when I overestimated what I needed. In a
freezer it was only good for 3 or 4 days. HTH

Joe
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On May 4, 3:14 pm, trag wrote:
The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
refrigerator.


Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.


So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.


Use a regular slow setting epoxy (with no load on the stud) and don't
worry about the cure. Regardless of temperature, it will cure. It may
take a couple of days so be patient.Several times I have tried to save
a batch of mixed epoxy when I overestimated what I needed. In a
freezer it was only good for 3 or 4 days. HTH


Thanks, Joe. I'll give that a try.

Jeff
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On May 6, 3:44*am, trag wrote:
Joe wrote:
On May 4, 3:14 pm, trag wrote:
The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
refrigerator.
Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. *But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.
So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? * I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.


Use a regular slow setting epoxy (with no load on the stud) and don't
worry about the cure. Regardless of temperature, it will cure. It may
take a couple of days so be patient.Several times I have tried to save
a batch of mixed epoxy when I overestimated what I needed. In a
freezer it was only good for *3 or 4 days. HTH


Thanks, Joe. *I'll give that a try.

Jeff


Addendum: a good suggestion from hr hofmann is to use a bit of heat
on the metal part of the epoxied stud. One logical way to do this
would be to touch it carefully with a small soldering iron well before
the iron reaches its maximum temperature. Even slow cure epoxies will
set up fairly quickly when the temperature is over 100F. The resin may
tend to bubble and get cheesy if it gets much hotter than that.

Joe
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