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Refridgerator door handle

I have a loose screw on the door handle of a whirlpool refridgerator. how can i get at the screw to tighten it?

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  • Tnettling Jul 27, 2008

    Whirlpool Gold Model GS6SHAXMTOO. Refrigerator side door handle is coming loose. How do I tighten? Tom

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    how do I tighten handle screws

  • abbysilva Jan 02, 2009

    My refrigerator handle has come off on the top of the door. please help.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    same kind of refrigerator- fridge side handle is coming off at the top.

  • Tnettling May 11, 2010

    Model #GS6SHAXMTOO. Nothing behind gasket. Is the cap you are addressing on top of the door? Tom

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    how to tighten the handle on the refrigerator door of a whirlpool model#GX2SHBXVQ03



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The entire handle slides upward and out to detach from the door. There are two screws attached to the handle which can be tightened once the handle is off. Those screw heads are what reattach the handle to the door by sliding them through the door bracket opening, where they follow a short channel down leaving the handle secured again.

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Some Whirlpool models have a handle that is in three main pieces; the top-mounted holder, the bottom-mounted holder and a handle that is supported in between them. For this type, remove the plastic end cap for the holder that is loose by taking a very small flat screwdriver and tapping the cover off of the end (the top one you tap straight up and the bottom you tap straight down).
The there is a cover in the handel holder that snaps in place into a channel in the holder. With the end cap removed, you can carefully pry it out - be very careful to pry out from a shallow angle -10 to 20 degrees. If you stick a small screwdriver underneath and pry out at, say, 45 degrees, you may bend this cover (the very end does bend a little, but don't worry about that). Just make sure you are sticking the screwdriver in very far and then gently pry off the cover.
With the cover off, you will see the screws that hold the handle to the door. These are frequently Torx screws (they look like little stars) that are T-20 in size. Tighten these down, but not too tight or you may strip the threads.
Snap the cover back into the channel in the holder and slide the plastic end cover back into the end and you are done!

Posted on Oct 08, 2009


Some there is a plastic sleve or cap you push up to get to it some you open the door and pull back on the gasket to get to hard to know without mod num

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