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alesis

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Hey y’all-
So I’ve been looking for a product for the outside “dorm” fridge to keep the door cracked open during storage.
I see lots of option for the interior ones, but none for the small outside one. Mine doesn’t have a latch, it’s just one where you pull on a side handle to open and close.

So far I’ve just been putting a dish towel between the frame and door but I’m thinking there’s gotta be a better way?


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There are many types of latches to keep a door closed or open like a eye hook or stop latch. Google is your friend.

But a wash cloth etc is OK.


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if what you do works, I'd stick with it.


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I have a dorm freezer in the motorhome and use a towel when in storage or not being used.


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I use a pool Noodle split in half, and slid over an edge of the refer.

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We’re you hoping that there was something far more innovative and simple than the dish rag you use?


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bukhrn wrote:

if what you do works, I'd stick with it.


Agreed. There are many options that's likely one of the best.
Another is this. if it is inside a copartment you can cut a piece of wood to "Slide" under the door (Cut it in a "U" shape)

The door fits in the "U" and the wood either side of it both holds it open (By "Banging" gently against the frame) and prevents it from opening too far (Tight fit it) I forget how I did mine.


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Once the fridge is dried out, why keep it open?


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Thanks for the ideas guys. The wood “u” may be the best.
Though the towel works, I was hoping there was something made so when moving from storage to the house I didn’t have to open the outdoor kitchen and close the fridge door fully. Not a huge deal but it would eliminate a step.
Thanks!

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I did google it and found nothing, hence why I asked here. As I said, there is no latch, it’s just a pressure open/close. Thanks

CA Traveler wrote:

There are many types of latches to keep a door closed or open like a eye hook or stop latch. Google is your friend.

But a wash cloth etc is OK.


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