I have replaced the door cam, Part 4318165 twice in the past couple of weeks (keeps breaking); and the door does not appear to be overloaded. The cam is manufactured of a low-density plastic, which may be why it is subject to breakage. Is an aftermarket replacement available, made of (maybe) nylon or bronze, that would be somewhat more resistant to breakage? THX, jwa1313
Answer Hello Jwa1313,
It is very unusual for these to break this quickly. You should be replacing both the cam on the hinge and the cam on the bottom of the door at the same time. If not, this is the issue. You should also lubricate them liberally. I always use petroleum jelly since it is beneign, (does not attract bugs, has no odor, and is clear so it is not unattractive to the sight). You should also make sure the door stop is not contacting the cams in any way and the screws which secure them are tightening properly since they will damage the cams if they can back out.
4318165 door kit has different cams in the kit and i also see that the different cams has number on the black body.Do i match that number with the old cam number and use that ones?
The cam that has the post on it is if the old one had one that went up into the door. If not then you would just need to use the flat ones. 2 upper and 2 lower. The cam kit instructions will tell you which part number is upper and lower.
Will I need to tap the screw holes on my fridge if I buy this kit?
No the screw holes will not have to be tapped in order to install the closer kit .