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Want to change door handle from left hand to right hand

Hi hope you can help i am re doing my kitchen and want to change my left handled smeg fridge freezer to a right handled one !
is it possible to move the handles from one side to another ?
thanks and happy new year

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aborcass
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SOURCE: Loose handle on fridge freezer door.

that handle is just pressure fit on the clips securing to the door. grab hold ad PULL.and i mean PULL the the right. it will snap off just make sure you really PULL it. after that you cantighten the brackets on refig and inside the handle as well

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Freezer Door handle came off after 1 yr.

I had this problem with the bottom freezer door of my Amana.
What I did was slide off the entire door handle by applying pressure pushing toward the right to get the handle off. Once the handle was off, I slid the clip (which was still clipped on to the door) off and screwed it back on to the handle. Once the clip was tightly secured to the back side of the handle, I carefully slid the handle bar back on to the door by sliding it to the left back on to the door clips until it clicked securely back into place.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

ginko
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The MBR1952KES Has the hinges on the right only, you need to order a custom made door to move hinges on the left.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2008

ginko
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SOURCE: Door Handle on right side

If the handle is lose, it should be replaced.

If you want to do it yourself, you find replacement parts, and mountage diagrams here

If you need to call a technician instead, you can use the phone number printed on the user manual.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Fisher Paykel fridge door handle loose

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.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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