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How do I tighten the door handle on my Kenmore Elite refrigerator?

I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator model 10655603400. The handle is loose and I can't see how to tighten it. The manual says to apply pressure and push up. I do this and nothing happens.

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Lyle W
As shown in the image below, the only way to remove the handle in order to access the brackets underneath is to push up on the entire door handle. This may require significant force to release the handle from the brackets. To may need to get another person to assist you in order to release the handle from the brackets.

Once you get the handle released from the brackets, you should be able to tighten the screws that secure the brackets to the front panel of the refrigerator.
by Lyle W Earned 3,346 community points in Appliances
December 22nd, 2008
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Manage My Life
I am thinking of getting a 2 ton jack out of my garage to apply enough force to move the handle. Does that sound about right?
by Manage My Life
January 29th, 2011
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