4 week old fridge, we love it, but the fridge handle is loose and getting worse. it's a fridge on top, freezer on bottom. i can feel small holes along the bottom of the handles where i assume either small set screw or allen screws are but i can't see in there.
can someone tell me how to tighten the handle? i don't want to call for service just for this.
It's a Fisher Paykel E522BRXU EZKleen Stainless Steel 17.6 cu ft
Yes hello, I had the same problem - similar fridge model. Mine was the fridge (not freezer) door handle ie. the upper door. There are no small holes on the bottom of my fridge handle. Working from the outer door edge, I gently prized loose the plastic trim located under the door. I didn't take it completely off, just loosened about one quarter of the length, enough to flex the trim downward so that I could then access the phillips head screw that secures the fridge handle from the inside of the door. The trim will prevent you from using a conventional screw driver to tighten the screw. I used a screw driver bit which is only 25mm long. It has an hexagonal end to which I applied a small spanner and voila - the handle is once more secure. Good luck.
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you may have to get to the screws from the inside of fridge door behind the insulation. unless u see the small plastic caps that normally cover the screw holes ? should be able to see them at the door handle top and bottom, the caps pop out
There is two allen set screws for each hand at both end and they are facing each other on the handles.. Remove the allen screw and put a very minute speck of jelly on each screw---small-small amount. This will kept the set screws from loosen up. GB...stewbison
You will see a small hole on the underside of the handle at the two points that the handle touch the fridge door,put a small straight nose screwdriver in this hole and turn 90deg which will expand the metal clip inside at the same time pull the handle away from the door and it will come off.You can then screw the handle holding clip into the fridge door and then push the handle back on.
That happened to us on our freezer side by side. Pull out whatever is in the bottom of your freezer, a shelf or a basket. Look on the floor of the freezer toward the back. You should see a small dime or nickle sized hole that may be covered in ice. It should have a cover on it with small holes. Check that nothing is blocking that hole. Something has probably fallen on top of it and has blocked its ability to drain thru the hole into the drain pan under the fridge when the defrost cycle comes on and the melted ice can't drain down properly. We used a hair dryer on low to carefully melt the ice that had formed on the bottom to find the drain. Sure enough a small piece of plastic wrap was blocking it. We removed the plastic and continued with the hair dryer til we could pour water in the hole and it flowed freely to the drain pan and didn't continue to back up into the freezer floor.. Be very careful with the hair dryer, put it on lowest setting and keep it moving back and forth, don't hold in one place, or it could melt or warp the plastic sides of the fridge. When the hair dryer is on low, put your hand about a foot in front of it and it should feel warm not hot. Move your hand forward til you feel the air is just warm, this is the distance you want to keep it from the ice you are melting. As the ice melts use a small towel to mop up the melted ice as you go. Good luck
The defrost drain is located just under the cooling coils in the back of the freezer. You will need to unload the food and remove the shelves from the freezer. Take the back panel off from inside the freezer and you will see a hole just below the coils. Flush it with hot water using a turkey baster or small hose. See the link below for more details.
Hi, The parts are interchangeable (hinges & handles) You should have some small plastic plugs/caps that are covering the holes already drilled for the change. Once you remove the doors and then remove the plugs, just reinsert the plugs into the old holes and switch hinges and door handles to the opposite spots. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
You'll need to remove the top hinge cover from whatever side it is on currently and then lift the door off the hings post ( set the door aside) .. then the top of the fridge will have small removable caps that hide the nuts for where you fasten the hinge to that side. Reinstall those caps to hide the holes in the top of the fridge where the hinge used to be. Next, you will have to transfer the handle on the door to the opposite side ( same process as the hinge) .. You wil find small plastic caps that hide the holes you'll be using to secure the handle to the opposite side,. use the same process for the freezer door too..This process only applies to top/bottom type freezers and not side by side. Hope that helps