The front right shelf support stud, which supports the top crisper and
bottom shelf, broke on our twelve-year-old ED25TQXEW00
1st Source Appliance Parts conveniently had the part (didn't have to
wait for mail order) #4388538. There are two studs in this kit. Our
'fridge uses the press-in, not the one with a bolt.
However, after extracting the old stud with much cursing and puffing
of breath, I find that the new stud is not securely retained. It's
possible that I messed something up removing the old stud, as it would
not pull directly out without what seemed like excessive force and the
construction of the new one looked like there might be a 30 degree
twist involved or some such.
Anyway, I rotated the old one a bit getting it out. But I don't see
anything broken in the hole, and the old stud has a gray substance on
the tip and shaft which sure looks like some kind of adhesive.
Google turned up three or four folks with the same problem, but
searching this group didn't turn up any hits. Still, I suspect this
has come up before and that my search was simply inadequate.
So how do I insert the new stud so that it will stay? I'm
considering using a quick setting epoxy (quick setting to counteract
the cold environment) but I fear going that route, because if I'm
wrong, removing the epoxy would probably be a nightmare.
I'd appreciate any suggestions either humorous or helpful.