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    Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    Hi, purchased our Cyclone 3600 June 4 2019. Along with other problems our Hisense refrigerator doesn't stay closed while traveling. First time out we arrive at our destination to find food all over the floor. Really No Lock???

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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    Hi ChaSue,

    Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum.

    Residential refrigerators used in RVs are actually made for residences where a door lock would not be needed.

    Other owners have taken various approaches to keep the doors closed. I expect some will chime in with their solutions.

    I think Heartland has been applying a plastic fastener to the front of the doors so you can keep them closed during travel. If yours doesn't have that and none of the ideas from other owners appeals to you, you might call Heartland Customer Service at 877-262-8032 / 574-262-8030. Have your VIN # ready.


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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    Whatever method you come up to lock the door, it only works if you remember to use it. (Don’t ask me how I know 🙂 ). We added that as an item to our checklist.

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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    We have a side-by-side (Frigidaire) and wrap a velcro strap around both handles while traveling. Ours came with the factory-supplied stretchy plastic thing but one of the catches came off during our PDI. We just had the tech bring us a velcro strap and haven't looked back.
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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    I use the newer rubber twist ties that lock it securely - home depot has them
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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    I use the velcro around the fridge handles and then I took the strap provided for one of our tables, which we will never use, and put it around fridge handle down to freezer, 2 &1/2 years and not one problem

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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    We use velcro on ours, or a bungi cord.
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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    Quote Originally Posted by BLR View Post
    I use the velcro around the fridge handles and then I took the strap provided for one of our tables, which we will never use, and put it around fridge handle down to freezer, 2 &1/2 years and not one problem

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    I think I like the dish towel better than your fridge idea. But the fridge lock works too.

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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    We have a Hisense in our CY4007. I tried Velcro on the double doors. The freezer had a “rubber strap” that was used to attach the freezer drawer to one of the refrigerator doors (installed by Heartland I assume). That little rubber strap did no good & actually came loose allowing the freezer drawer to bang up some wood trim. Got rid of that stupid strap and installed what is called the “Fridge Fixer”. It is working excellent for us. Here is the link. https://www.recubed.solutions/

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    Re: Residential Fridge "No Lock"

    You can find a lot of add-on latches, restraints designed for "Child Proofing" refrigerators, etc. Here is one webpage: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=childproo...l_7gdrupy8xi_e
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