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How do I tighten the refridgerator door handle on a Kenmore Side-by-Side Model: 106.57026600.

The door is completly sealed with no way to get to the screws. DI'm thinking that the door handle just slides into place after the brackets are installed. I've tried to pull up on the handle to see if it releases, but nothing. Some advice would be greatly appreciated since my warranty has run out.


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