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Old 04-30-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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My pantry door (36RL) has broken off the hinges twice. Cannot figure out why. The only hinge still attached is the top hinge. Drawers are still in place and locked in. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:45 PM   #2
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Had the same issues with ours. I used wood glue and toothpicks to plug the holes, then put the screws back in again. Have held up for two seasons so far. We also place a pillow between the counter and pantry door before we travel.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:16 PM   #3
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My pantry door (36RL) has broken off the hinges twice. Cannot figure out why. The only hinge still attached is the top hinge. Drawers are still in place and locked in. Any suggestions?

I haven't had the problem with the pantry door, although, I do keep my eye on it. I did have the problem with one hinge on a cabinet door in the bedroom. I replaced the screws with the next larger size screw and also used some Gorilla Glue and haven't had a problem with hinge coming off since the repair.
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Haven't had any problems with the hinges but I have had problems with the catches on the other side of doors and drawers. I find that occasionally the piece that holds the door catch locks in the closed position so that the door/drawer isn't held closed. I use a screwdriver to force the catch into the "open" position and check that each door/drawer is closed firmly before moving the RW. Maybe this is causing the hinge problem (too much hammering in transit)?
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:45 PM   #5
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Fathog99, are your drawers inside the pantry secured? You say "locked in", but the factory never provided the means to do that, so I assume you added something?
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We have not been traveling for 6 months, but the bottom and top latches broke. No one locally sells the latch. SO I guess I will have to either contact the dealer service at Explore or hope I can get someone from the factory to send me new ones. The expanding piece is good, just the supporting piece inside the pantry broke. I took from the washer/dryer closet to rehang my pantry door.
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Contact Redwood Service and email a picture of the hinge. I replaced 2 of mine and all they needed was a picture to make sure they got the right hinge to me.
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I used a piece of trim board i.e.1/2 " thick by about 3" wide and the length of the height from the 'floor' of the pantry to just above the top drawer of the pantry. I insert this board positioned just behind the door locks and flush against right inside wall of the cabinet. The clamps are clamped holding the board to two of the drawers, this keeps thr board in position. I the use spring wood clamps to hold this board in place. This keeps all drawers in position and can't bang against the pantry door.
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The factory installed locks in the back of my drawers. I really don't think the drawers are coming loose and hitting the door. If you look even if the drawers came loose they could only travel about two inches and I don't feel they could generate that much force to knock the door off the hinges.
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I went to Explore USA in Ft. Worth (Redwood Dealership). I took a latch with me, walked into the service side and was told they do not sell parts over the counter and suggested I go to Home Depot or Lowes. I called Redwood this morning and after being transferred three times, I was given a phone number to Tiara RV after they found out my RW was no longer under warranty. I told them I was wanting to purchase new ones. I sent them a photo of the latch to them, they called me back and are sending the latches out today. A lot of work for something that should have been simple. I even went to other RV dealers in the area with absolutely no positive results.
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