Replace the Handle on Your Refrigerator Quickly and Easily

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Over time, the handle on your refrigerator door may become damaged in one way or another. Replacing the handle on a refrigerator door is actually quite easy to do. Use the following guide learn how to replace your damage door handle quickly and easily.

Determine and Get the Part You Need

Look inside of your refrigerator door for a small tag. The tag will have the make and model of your refrigerator. Jot down the information and go to a local appliance supply store and let the associate know what make and model of refrigerator you have. He or she will then use this information to get you the part you need.

Remove the Protective Plate

In order to give the front of the refrigerator a uniformed look, the manufacturer puts the screws that hold the handle to the door under a protective plate to disguise them. Place the tip of a flat head screwdriver under the edge of the protective plate and pop it away from the refrigerator. Repeat this process on the bottom portion of the handle to reveal the screws holding it in place.

Remove the Handle

Use a Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the screws holding the handle to the door by turning them to the left. The screws should come out fairly easily. Be sure to remove both the top and bottom screws that are holding the handle in place before pulling it free from the door.

Attach the New Handle

Next, you need to place the new handle where the old handle was located. Place the screw in the top hole of the bracket that holds the handle in place. Tighten it slightly, but not all the way to ensure that you can get the handle to sit evenly when you are done. Add the bottom screw to the bottom bracket and tighten it slightly by turning the screw to the right. Once you can tell that the handle is even, tighten both screws until you cannot tighten them anymore.

Replace the Protective Screw Cover

The cover should snap right back over the top of the screws. If you cannot snap the cover into place, the screws may not be tight enough. Try tightening the screws again and then attempt to snap the cover over them.

If you feel that you cannot replace the handle on your own, hire an appliance repair person like Arnie's Dependable Appliance Repair to come to your home and take care of the repair for you. You will simply need to get the replacement handle for him or her to use and they will take care of the rest of the replacement process for you.


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