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Ge profile refrigerator door handle is loose

How do I tighten the door handles on a ge profile refrig? how do I get to the screw?

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  • fettermann Jan 02, 2008

    Door handle is loose - looks like I have to remoce all th screws beneatht the gasket on the inside of the door. NOt sure if this is the easiest way to do it. Any ideas anyone?

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    same thing here

  • tigerjo67 Apr 23, 2009

    What do you do if the screws will not tighten? 

  • joephu May 15, 2009

    I have the standard stainless GE french door fridge but have GE Profile range. Can I replace the std door handles with profile handles? Are they interchangeable?

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I had this problem on this model and just repaired it.... and I am no mechanic. The bottom of the handle was loose. You'll see there is a cap on the top and bottom of the handle. You need to pop the cover off of the end that is loose. For the bottom part of the handle, I used a flat head screwdriver under the most southern portion of the handle, lifted the handle of the screwdriver towards me. The cover popped with minimal effort. Tighten the screw and replace cover. Pretty, pretty, pretty easy!

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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I have a GE Performance side by side refrigerator with a loose handle @ the upper end. The handle is in 3 parts, the upper and lower plastic covers are for aesthetics, the middle is the real handle held in place with 2 screws (One each end): My solution: 1. Pry off the upper and lower ends with flat plastic or a padded flat head screw driver so as not to scratch your stainless steel. A twisting wrist action will suffice. 2. Now the screws are exposed, you can re-tighten them. (you might seize this opportunity to clean this inaccessible area first). 3. Replace the plastic covers starting with the base which has a small plastic the goes into a slot in the main handle. Then glide the rest forward and it snaps in effortlessly. This could take less than 10 minutes.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • dmwears Dec 18, 2010

    I have a GE profile and my husband tightened the handle with a 3 mm hex key .

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    slimkp Aug 05, 2012

    Just fixed ours, took less than a couple of minutes. Thanks!,

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I'm a single mom with very little experience fixing anything. I just followed timmiby's solution (#4) and it worked perfectly. I used my son's tiny eyeglasses screwdriver to make a little gap between the plastic covers on the top and bottom of the handle, and then stuck the larger (but still small) flat head screwdriver into the gap I created. The plastic covers snapped right off without leaving a trace of damage. I tightened each screw and snapped the white plastic covers back on. Handle looks great and fits tightly once again! Thanks everybody for your guidance!

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For those side by side stainless handles, you use a 1/32 hex (allen wrench) to tighten the handle. I went clockwise on the top freezer handle.

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3/32 hex key and she was tighter than a century safe.

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When the handle screw is hidden, the trim piece needs to be removed first. I recently replaced the handles on a GE Profile (TFH24PRS) side by side. On this model there is plastic colored trim both above and below the door handle. There is also chrome trim which is screwed to the door. The plastic trim fits into the chrome trim. Insert a flat blade (I used a cheese spatula) between the plastic trim and chrome trim at the top of the door, and turned it to separate the pieces. Carefully, use your hands to separate the entire piece. Do the same for the bottom trim and start at the door bottom. Once the plastic trim is removed, you will see the two handle screws. You 'll need a #20 Torx screw driver to remove the screws. Take your time putting the new handle and trim back together as things most likely will not fit exactly the same.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012

On the GE Profile, the handle is mounted to two small screws. To detach the plastic housing, you must press on the two connection points (the base and top of the handles) and slide the handle up or down (takes some effort). The handle will come off and you will have very easy access to these 10mm screws.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

The screw is in the small hole (ie) for the freezer section look on the bottom side of the handle - or on the inside of the fridge handle.

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