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How to repair door handle
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Wow I can't believe a random post from 2009 would help this poor soul. THANKS! IT WORKED! I had no idea the bottom handle popped off by sliding up! I was so puzzled!
Posted on Jul 11, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Door Handle repair
The fastner must be loose. Remove both set screws remove your handel. Then tighten the fastner. reinstall the handel and tighten your set screws. let me kniow if this helps
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
Pulled the handle up to release it from the clips on the door. The screw in the plastic door handle that attaches the handle to the door clip was striped. I used a small amount of J B Weld epoxy to repair and reattach the screw. Realign the handle with the clips and push handle down to reinstall.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
I got it!!! Okay, the most common problem is the fridge handle at the top is coming loose from the mere fact that the fridge gets opened more than the freezer and people grasp the handle higher than lower. Okay, open the door until you can look at the handle sideways where it attaches to the door. What is happening is the screw that slides into the bracket is simply backing out. Try lifting the handle straight up, only about an inch plus. The bracket is the same on the bottom of the handle as the top. If you cannot get the handle to lift, get a very slim standard screwdriver and push the retaining clip down (away from the handle) so the screw head can get passed it. You may have to push the retaining clip pretty good to get it down. When you have it pushed away from the screw head, lift the handle and it should pop up. Take the handle away from the door and tighten the screw. The screw head takes a torques screw head (star shaped, like a philips but different) Tighten it until it stops the just realign the TWO screw heads into the upper and lower bracket and slide the handle down gently. No problem! You can do it!
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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.)
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Normally on the handle is a cosmetic cover. Use a small flat screwdriver and pry it loose. underneath are the 2 screws you are looking for.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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