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I just actually had to do this. You'll find on the back side of the door, phillips/red robertson screws that need removed. Some are made on the top perimeter and some doors are made with them on the back.You have to take the back panel off to access the back of the handle to tighten the screws. When in doubt when removing more parts than can be remembered, take pictures along the way with your phone or camera and place the parts in baggies, naming them, their location and order in which they came off. 1,2,3, etc.
Depending on the model, and the color, here's your fix.
Stainless with stainless handles- you'll need a hex key. The tiny hole is on the inside of the handle, close to the center. Turn the key until it's tightened.
Stainless with black handle/white/bisque/black- push the door handle up. Careful not to scratch the finish! once the handle pops, pull it straight off. Take a phillips head screw driver, tighten the top screw A LITTLE BIT and then attach again. Insert screws on the door into the holes on the handle, slide down. (will need to be a little tough with it.) Good luck!
I have the same refrig. After taking the freezer basket hinges off, thinking I had to take the whole door a part to access the screws for the handle...my husband figured that the handle probably slides off...and yes that is just what it does!
Push the handle in a bit and then slide to the right. It takes a little bit of effort but that handle will come right off. Then you can tighten the screw that holds the clip in place. Then you line the handle back up to the clips, and slide to the left. Good Luck!
There was a plastic card the size of a credit card that came with the refigerator that helps release the handles. If you don have this you can use any stiff plastic card ie: blockbuster card, store card etc...
Pull the handle away from you while inserting the card in the top or bottom of the handle based on your model. I believe the Admiral model LSD2615HEB required the card be inserted 11/16 of an inch. This should release the handle. Once released there are 4 hex screws located on the handle that may require tightening.
To reinstall: Match the hardware up just above the final location and then slide down, this should lock the handle back into place.
The solution on the Kenmore 56822 turned out to be very simple:
With the door closed, pull up on the door handle (requires some force). The door handle will slide up, and once it is up, it can be removed by carefully pulling it off of the door. Then the screws holding the mounting lug can be tightened. Place the handle back on the door, and slide it down, and voila, no more loose handle. I am going to put some LockTite on the screw on mine to ensure that it stays tight.
Look on the other side of the door and see if there's a plug covering a hole even with where the door handle attaches on the opposite side. If so, I think you just unscrew the handle from the top of the fridge door or bottom of the freezer door an unhook the other end and reattach on the other side of the door. And unscrew and move the hinge to the opposite side. If your doors can be reversed the holes should arleady be in place. It didn't look overly difficult when the delivery guy changed mine when the fridge was delivered.
I may need the entire model # off the sticker inside the fridge section to help. Most side by sides have a slot that the handle fits into and just pull down hard to lock into place. May need to take the handle all the way off and tighten the screws on the handle and on the door first.