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How to fix broken parts in your fridge

Our fridge is probably the most used appliance in the home. With constant use comes wear and tear, so fridge parts, including shelves and drawers, often crack and break. With Sugru it's really easy (and quick) to fix these little snags instead of buying replacement parts, so you can save money and make your fridge last longer.

Unlike superglue and other glues on the market, Sugru cures to a flexible rubber so doesn't become brittle and snap. Sugru is also good for fixing your fridge because:

  • it is cold proof (resistant to -60 degree celsius)
  • sticks really well to the plastics and glass used in the fridge
  • it's strong and durable

What you need to fix your fridge


  • 1 - 2 single use packs of Sugru (depending on the size of the damage)
  • Your broken fridge part
  • Soapy water
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper/toilet roll
  • Time to do this fix: 10 minutes
  • Cure time: 24 - 60 hours
Preparing a broken fridge part for the fix

Step 1

Prep time! Make sure the surface is clean and dry - wipe it with that handy roll of tissue paper.

Fixing a cracked fridge shelf with white Sugru

Step 2

For  a crack on one of the shelves, place and press a sausage of Sugru onto the edge of the break. Smooth the surface by rolling your finger over the Sugru. Rub some soapy water over the Sugru to achieve a smooth finish.

When you have finished, leave the Sugru to cure at room temperature for 24 hours. (If you choose to let the Sugru cure inside the fridge, leave it alone between 48-60 hours, depending on thickness.)

Fixing a broken fridge drawer with red Sugru

Step 3

For a cracked drawer, roll the Sugru into a sausage twice the length of the crack and spread it over both the front and back of the break. Press it down on all sides and then using soapy water, give it that great shiny rubber finish.

When you have finished, leave the Sugru to cure at room temperature for 24 hours and your fridge drawer/shelf is good to go! (If you choose to let the Sugru cure inside the fridge, leave it alone between 48-60 hours, depending on thickness)

Replacing a broken fridge part with white Sugru.

Step 4

To replace a missing part in the door, push the Sugru deep into the crack. Take your time to sculpt the Sugru so that it matches up with the part you're replacing. Carefully smooth it with soapy water to give it a nice surface finish.

Leave it to cure at room temperature for 24 hours. (If you choose to let the Sugru cure inside the fridge, leave it alone between 48-60 hours, depending on thickness)