Well, if I were going to pay good $$$ for a part (and I was resigned to doing that), what's the risk in trying to bend it and maybe fix it first? Case in point. Refrigerator was not working right. If I tried to fix it (and couldn't), I'd risk losing all the contents. We bought a new refrigerator and moved everything over. No FEAR anymore. Tore the whole thing apart and cleaned it, now we have 2 refrigerators. Point is that if you're OK with buying a new refrigerator (ie, latch), what's the risk in trying to fix it first?
Think about the logic:
1) I have a part that's not working.
2) if I try to fix it, it may work less (umm its not working anyway).
3) if I fix it, I don't have to pay to replace it.
4) If my fix doesn't work, I'd had to pay to fix it anyway.
5) I have nothing to lose trying to fix it first.
Last edited by RedHot6mt; 07-27-2013 at 02:06 AM.