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Dryer door handle

How can i fix my dryer door handle? It is broken only on the top part of the handle. Can I glue it or do i have to order a new handle. is this something i can install myself. thanks

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  • lizhannan1 Sep 09, 2008

    thanks for your help. i think i will order a new door handle and try and put it on myself.

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If you replace handle plastic door frame will need to be removed to access screws in handle remove the phillips head screws on inside.. front panel will pop off ..glue will not last very long but may get you by

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One solution is to drill through the entire handle, then put a thin bolt (dark-colored) all the way through the handle, then secure it with a nut on the inside.  This will take the straing off the door and should last a very long time.
It's not excuse for this very poorly-designed handle that apparently breaks quite a bit (many people report multiple breaks over many years with multiple HE models, see here), but this will secure it and should prevent future breaks and expensive hande replacements.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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