Whirlpool Refrigerator Drawer Support Re-Re-Re-Gluing

Spring cleaning provided the opportunity for Yet Another Episode in my long-standing battle with the Whirlpool refrigerator entropy generator:

Whirlpool Refrigerator - drawer support gluing
Whirlpool Refrigerator – drawer support gluing

That little thing supports half the weight of the two drawers across the bottom of the refrigerator; how such a thin plastic member was supposed to be adequate to the task continues to escape me.

If we had to pay real money for all the repairs I’ve made to that piece of crap, we’d have replaced it long ago. The only thing that hasn’t failed so far is the compressor, so driving it until it drops continues to make sense; replacing a working anything seems like a bad idea.

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  1. #1 by Jason Doege on 2019-07-03 - 09:32

    It seems like it’s time to fab one out of aluminum.

    • #2 by david on 2019-07-03 - 12:11

      Agreed. What this world needs is a solid billet refrigerator.

      • #3 by Ed on 2019-07-03 - 19:17

        Instead, the world gets a $3.5k monstrosity with a tablet-like object embedded in the door. I’m reasonably certain nobody asked for that

    • #4 by Ed on 2019-07-03 - 19:14

      If I could figure out how to attach it to the shelf without drilling a 2 mm hole through the entire bracket, I’d be on it. I [delete] all over their [censored].

  2. #5 by RCPete on 2019-07-03 - 21:48

    One of the happier days of my life was when the “never sufficiently to be damned*” Whirlpool freezer made a trip to the transfer station. The design that trapped moisture, then ice in the auto-warp door was quite impressive, until you had to live with it. Only freezer I encountered that wanted strapping tape to keep closed.

    We’re now a Whirlpool-free household.

    (*) Thanks for contributing that phrase to the world at large!

    • #6 by Ed on 2019-07-04 - 10:12

      The NSTBD phrase surely came from somebody else, but it accurately summarizes the situation … [grin]