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Loose freezer door handle

The left end of the freezer door handle has suddenly become loose. So I took the entire bottom drawer/door assembly off, removed the drawer/basket tracks, etc. I thought that the 4 screws through the inner white plastic shell were what mounted the shell to the outer metal door. I figured that by removing the inner white shell I would gain access to the screws that attached the outer door handle. The only problem is, I could not get the white inner shell to separate from the outer metal part of the door. It looks like the two are glued together. Is there a trick to getting these two pieces apart?

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Maytag uses two types of door handle mounts. first look at the bottom side of door handle to see if there are tiny set screws. If there is you might just have to tighten them with an allen wrench. If it doesn't you need to grasp the handle firmly and pull it towards your left, sometimes they can be a little stubburn and require a light wrap with a rubber mallet. This will remove the handle. In this case there will be a clip inside the handle end, check to see if it is bent or if the handle itself is cracked, although I have seen some where the handle mount has become loose and that can be tighted by turning clockwise.

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

  • jclin2009 Jan 01, 2011

    I have been trying to figure out how to fix my freezer handle for over a year now, Thank You for the answer, it was so simple to correct.

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