My Siemens load center door doesn't close


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Old 07-06-19, 06:08 PM
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My Siemens load center door doesn't close

I want to finally deal with with an issue that I have put aside for a while.
My Siemens G4040MB1200CU load center door does not close. Not sure if there was a manufacturing defect, missing part, or latch not installed correctly.
There is nothing for the "hook" to latch on.
Does anybody see what is wrong?

When doing a google I cam across this picture
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIEMENS-PAN...ty!60067!US!-1

In this case there is a "lip" stamped out on the left.

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Old 07-07-19, 08:18 AM
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Looks like just a manufacturing defect to me. I would normally just take the cover/door back to where I bought the panel. The alternatives would be to buy a new cover/door or just live with it.
 
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The panel is about 20 years old, installed by the builder/contractor when new.
So, taking back wold not work.
Are doors generally compatible?
 
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Old 07-07-19, 10:04 AM
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You may find the catalog number of just the cover/door on the label inside the door. If not, you'll need the catalog number of the panel to order a new cover/door. Any Siemens distributor can order the cover/door. Lowes might also be able to order it for you if you speak directly to the electrical department manager.
 
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Old 07-07-19, 04:47 PM
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Thanks. I will need to find a pro.
After lots of google searches I came to the conclusion that the G4040MB1200CU got replaced by P4040B1200CU.
https://w3.usa.siemens.com/powerdist...01-ALL-web.pdf

Not sure if the panels are built the same. In any case I did not find door part for newer panel either.
 
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Old 07-07-19, 05:11 PM
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When you attempt to close the door do you just push on the door? With my Siemens panels I find I have to put my finger in the latch and move it when closing the door.
 
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Old 07-07-19, 05:21 PM
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A small magnet would likely do the trick.
 
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Old 07-07-19, 06:42 PM
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@Furd: I tried everything. The latch simply has nothing to grab on to.

@Tolyn Ironhand: I am currently using some advertisement magnets. Hoping to please any future home inspector...
 
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Glue small neodymium magnet at top and bottom corner. Will be much stronger than advertisement magnets.

If you want replace the cover, try cutting a slot with dremel or grinder and bend the tab out.
There is nothing to loose if you plan on replacing the cover anyway.
 
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Old 07-18-19, 06:27 PM
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that was a great idea. I got very thin magnets:
https://supermagnetman.com/products/...nt=11410270723
 
 

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