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Handle on bottom freezer door is loose. Screw on bottom of handle appears to be neither a philips or flathead screw. just seems like a teeny tiny rivet.. Inside the handle is a floating "ball" with a reular screw that I cannot get ahold of to actually screw back in the hole. Help!

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Thanks to Dana; it was a 5-star screwdriver, which I was fortunate to find one in my collection of tools and solve the problem. 30 minutes to figure out it was a 5-star screwdriver and find the tool; 3 minutes to fix the handle!

Posted on Aug 15, 2012

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Hello, You need to look at the screw at the bottom of the handle. I know this is difficult to do; however, you have to establish what type of inset screw you have to faster. Most probably, it is a four or five star screw. You have to have a certain head screwdriver in order to turn the screw in order to secure the handle. When you identify the head of the screw -- as in four or five head screw -- place the screw driver into the screw and turn until it is firm.
If this does not work, refer to the manufacturer's manual to find a solution.
Hope this works for you. Dana

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