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Lock Installation Instruction - GDM-5 & GDM-5PT Swing Door Models
Required Tools:
  • Tape Measure
  • 1/4" Drill
  • 2" Saw Drill Hole Saw
  • 3/4" Saw Drill Hole Saw
  • Straight Edge
  • Tin Snips
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • File
  • Drill Bit for Screws on Lock Cup
Before beginning installation, remove front
shelf standard from interior wall on handle
side of cabinet.
  • STEP 1: Drill 3/4" hole on outer cooler wall of foam. (Do not penetrate inner wall) Center point of hole is 2 1/4" from front of cooler (including plastic trim) and 13 3/8" from bottom of cooler.

  • STEP 2: Drill 2" hole on inner cooler wall, centered over 3/4" hole. Drill just deep enought to accommodate white-metal backing plate.

    Do not drill too deep.

  • STEP 3: Remove insulation so white-metal backing plate will fit in hole.

  • STEP 4: Check fit of locking cylinder after inserting through the outer cooler wall. Fill any air space around cylinder and plate with isulation.

  • STEP 5: Place white-metal backing plate over locking cylinder, into 2" hole. Attach lock nut to secure cylinder. Drill holdes and attach white metal backing plate to inner cooler wall. (This can be done with screws or pop rivets-your opinion. Parts not provided)

  • STEP 6: Attach lock arm to locking cylinder with 1/2" screw (provided). Tighten lock nut and screw. Locking mechanism on cooler wall should now be complete. Check operation.
  • STEP 7: Remove rubber gasket from plastic door channel.

  • STEP 8: Determine proper height for strike plate extension to be engaged by lock arm. Then determine location for two drill holes to attach strike plate to door frame. Drill tow 3/16" holes for strike plate through door frame and innermost plastic channel. (CAUTION: Make sure strike plat is positioned on the door so when the door is closed it will pass as close to the edge of teh opening as possible without hitting.)

  • STEP 9: Remove portion of the plastic channel wall where the strike plate will be located.

  • STEP 10: Securely attach strike plate to metal frame (through plastic channel) with 3/4" screws (provided).

  • STEP 11: Replace rubber gasket in plastic door channel.

  • STEP 12: Check for proper operation.

  • STEP 13: Install split standard (2 pieces) in place of original one piece standard. Use original mounting holes and screws.

Shorter piece should be at top.
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