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How do you remove the clear plastic cover on the crisper drawer of a Samsung Refrigerator Model RF4287HARS

There is liquid from spills and little pieces of something between the white plastic and the top clear plastic on the front of the crisper drawers. I have tried spraying water in but it only pushes the stuff farther in. There a small indentions on each side of the bottom and sides of this but I would have to use an instrument of some kind and I'm afraid of breaking the plastic.

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Yes, the clear plastic front of the crisper drawer can be removed for cleaning. Using a thin-bladed, flat-head screwdriver, pry out at the clear plastic slot at the top outside of the drawer, where the clear front piece meets the tab of the white handle piece. Pry out just enough to get the blade under the slot, and then pry inward at the white tab to release the clear front piece at the top of the drawer. Repeat this procedure on the opposite side, so that the plastic front piece is free at the top of the drawer. Next, turn the drawer over on a counter and work the blade of th screwdriver under the tabs at the bottom of the front plastic piece. These should release easily. Notice the bottom edge has three slots and two sections that are interleaved with the bottom of the drawer. Once you have all three pieces separated, the while u-shaped handle piece, the plastic front panel, and the drawer itself, you can clean and dry them easily. To reassemble, first snap the while handle into place on the drawer, by lining up the top of the drawer to the while handle part first. The top of the handle fits over two plastic extensions on th top of the drawer, then swings down to cover the front sides of the drawer. Then reattach the bottom of the front plastic panel to the bottom of the drawer, interleaving the overlapping parts and snapping the tabs in place. Then snap the top of the front panel over the white handle at the top of the drawer, and you are done!

Posted on Jul 02, 2015

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  • Anne England Jul 08, 2015

    Thanks, John, I was just searching for this - but a video/picture would be helpful, as it sounds a little complicated. I don't want to break anything. For an expensive fridge, the design is lacking here. Onion skins bits are a particular culprit. :/

  • julie dull Mar 12, 2016

    I am trying to do this right now with the help of someone else and the ***** driver. It is not comming apart at all. And don't waste time calling Samsung. They said you had to call a tech!!!

  • Veon Kiech Sep 12, 2016

    Yes, if you could add a video of the process. A picture is worth a thousand words...
    I'm also afraid I'm prying too far in the wrong places.

  • James Poynton Dec 25, 2017

    I think they a deliberately designed that way so people do accidentally break them and have to pay for new ones. Most motor vehicles are designed better!



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