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596.73502200 Refrig Left vertical door handle is loose and I can?t determine how to disassemble the door components to get to the screws.

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If there are no setscrews and no trim from handle to top and bottom of door, then you should be able to just grab the handle and pull up on it and it should slide off the mounting posts.

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Easy, get the model number from inside the frig. go to sears .com put your model number in and you will get the whole diagram of your frig. and how the handles come off,i'am thinking if you don't see the screws you have a panel over them that will slide up or down to let you get to the screws ,let me know how you do-mike

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