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Fixing a Refrigerator Door Handle

January 21, 2013

Refrigerator Door HandleMy handle has broken off. Can I fix it without it being expensive?

By Debbie P.

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October 2, 20171 found this helpful

It appears this message is a bit old, but I know the problem still persists. Especially, with Frigidare Refrigerators. They claim the door handles are made from the strongest polymer and then the make the part of the handle that takes the most stress hollow. It cracks on the top right at the door. I have a found quick $ 2.79 solution to paying 100 to 170 dollars for a replacement part, without installation costs. Buy a National/Stanley 3"x5/8" Mending brace (N226-787) Two holes in the brce will line up perfectly with the two in the top of the refrigerator door. The other two you will need to drill pilot holes into the top of the other part of the handle. When the door is closed the brace is not visible and if you paint it or use a good quality palstic decorator tape it will be invisible.

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August 28, 20180 found this helpful

johnfallon96, thank you for your solution. I had the same problem and plan to use your advice.

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November 13, 2009

I have a Kenmore refrigerator door handle that has come loose at the top. I can't figure out how to fix it or replace it. It's a Kenmore Coldspot side by side with bow shaped handles and no obvious mounting screw covers or anything. Does anyone have an idea or know how to fix it?

By Marvin from Frankfort, KY

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November 14, 20090 found this helpful

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November 5, 20160 found this helpful

My top an bottom refrigerator door handle were knock off from moving what kind of glue is strong enough to hole them

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December 26, 2012

How do I tighten a loose door handle on Frigidaire side by side refrigerator, FFHS2611LSO?

By Evelyn S.

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December 27, 20120 found this helpful

Call their support number provided below and ask them the question.

www.frigidaire.com/.../

Here is the 800 number...or you can email them from this site listed above.

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December 12, 2011

Has the LG 795.7757XXXX side by side refrigerator/bottom freezer door handles ever disengaged while opening the door, suddenly?

By Tom D

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October 2, 2018

This is a page about finding a replacement handle for a refrigerator. It isn't easy to use a refrigerator if it is missing its handle.

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Here are some tips about how to locate a replacement handle.

Hand opening a freezer door.

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November 13, 2009

I have a 26" side by side Maytag refrigerator. The handle snapped out of the top mounting clip. I thought this was simple and all I'd have to do is clip it back on.

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September 3, 2009

Is there a glue I can use to fix a white fridge door handle? Any other tips would be appreciated.

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