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Can't get top crisper to go back in

I was cleaning my fridge and well took the drawers out and I got the meat crisper back in but cannot get the top crisper to go back

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Insert the crisper at about a 45 degree angle (handle up) into the slot lowering the handle as you slide the crisper in. (this works for non-locking slides)

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