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Right door handle upside down pinches fingers. how to remove and flip?

My right door handle I believe is installed upside down such that the curve at the apex is so close to the left handle, fingers get pinched. I would like to remove the handle, flip it right-side-up and see if that helps.

Q. Can the handles be flipped upside down? Note: I don't mean reversed from left to right. The left handle is fine.

I guess I can find out real fast if I someone could let me know the trick to getting the handle off. Thanks.

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Re: right door handle upside down pinches fingers. how...

Mirellis, grab the handle with both hands and push in and up. The handle will slide off the retainer clips. To put them back on, line up the clip holes push in and pull down. I never tried flipping them, but you will find out real fast. This is for the GS6NBEXRL model that was posted, Catriver.

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My dad's freezer handle is loose, model ABB2224DEW. Went to and located drawing of freezer door parts. Found a link to a "do-it-yourselfer" that describes removal and replacement of the handle. Hopefully this helps.

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1. Removed freezer door handle. First I read the freezer door handle removal instructions in the Amana refrigerator user guide. Removing the handle requires inserting a plastic card at least 1.5 inches under the left end of the right side of the handle so it releases the butterfly clip latch on the freezer door. Next I pulled the right side of the handle to lift it away from the freezer door. Then still holding the handle away from the door, at the spot that is 1.5 inches from the inside of the right side of the handle, I held the plastic card vertically and slid one corner of it between the handle and the freezer door and worked the card down until it released the butterfly clip latch. Keeping the card at the same space under the handle so the latch was released, I then turned the card to the left until it was horizontal and was lifting the left end of the right door handle away from the freezer door. I then slid the handle across the card to the left until it cleared both door butterfly clip latches and it lifted off the door.
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