In any freezer just about anything plastic can and, often does, break.
Probably the number one cause of plastic freezer flaps breaking is people not defrosting the freezer often enough. Ice builds up around the mounting points of the flap, people yank on it to open it and, snap!
If you think you are getting too much of an ice build up then this article may help you determine the cause of the over-freezing.
You also get some that are fixed using small plastic clips at either side of the freezer inner that also have a tendency to break, these are usually pretty cheap just like the flaps.
All these arts in your freezer are normally pretty easy to replace as well as fairly cheap, usually. But there are some that can be horrifically expensive for what they are.
There is good and bad news here, the good news is that many are designed to break in this way (as are parts on many other appliances) as, if they were not, then there is a danger that more serious damage could be caused to the likes on the inner liner of the freezer and that, you don't want.
The other bit of good news is that a freezer flap or clip is usually a breeze to replace yourself, usually it's very evident how it's done.
Of course the bad news is that they can be relatively easy to break. The trick to keeping a freezer flap from snapping is to pull gently on them and, if you see ice or get some resistance, then it's all too likely that it's time to defrost the freezer.
If it happens in a frost free freezer then there is a chance that there is a problem and you have an ice build up inside. We supply almost all freezer flaps or flap clips for machines that have been sold in the UK but again, we do need the model number to make sure you get the correct spare part.
The basket front is the plastic panel that clips onto the front of a basket in the freezer whether the basket itself is a wire or plastic one.
It is yet another part that breaks a lot because of people being heavy handed with them and also because the baskets are often overloaded. They are however significantly cheaper to replace than a whole basket!
Most basket fronts will cost between five and fifteen pounds, for a whole freezer basket you can be looking at the best part of fifty pounds in a lot of cases. They are not cheap if you need the full freezer basket.
Again, like freezer flaps and clips, these are normally very easy to replace with little or no technical knowledge required to do so but the model number is required to make sure you get the correct replacement spare part.
In your freezer please try to follow these simple tips and you shouldn't have any trouble with parts breaking.