What is the Model number of the refrigerator?
I think that you may be able to access the screws fro the inside under the
magnetic strip that holds the door closed.
But if you go to the GE website and do a search for the model number, of
just do a Google search for the model number, I'd bet that you'll see an
exploded view parts manual that shows how the door handles are connected.
It's a GE model 20-27. I found very little info on the web. I added photos
of the user manual cover.
You may be right; the magnetic strip is inside the door opposite the door
handle. Now the question becomes, how do I remove the magnetic strip? It
looks glued on. If I pull it off, it may be torn. Plus, what glue would I
use to glue it back, and how can I glue it back so square and straight?
Searching for 20-27 on GE's website returned nothing relevant.
I think you need a better model number other than Model 20-27.
Here are two links for where to find the model number:
Printed on a bar code on the back of the refrigerator is this model number:
With this I was able to find parts and exploded view of the refrigerator.
But I already figured out how to get at the screw. Pull the upper handle
cover away from the door did the trick. I added a photo of the loose screw
at the end of this album:
The screw is very loose -- I could turn it with finger. Apparently, each
time the door handle is pulled, it is jostled and got even looser. I
tightened it. It is a sheet metal screw (no nut on the other side, just some
plastic), so I don't want to make it super tight lest I strip the thread.
How do I prevent it from jostling loose again? If it was a machine screw,
I'd use loctite. Sheet metal screw, I have no idea how.
I'm glad you were able to find the right model number and access exploded
views online etc. The Internet still amazes me when it comes to finding
information like that while sitting at a computer.
I'm not sure what would help lock the screw in place. I would consider
trying a dab of some other type of glue -- maybe something like Duco Cement,
but I don't really know what would be good.
Also, here's one answer from the search:
side-by-side refrigerator door handle is loose. Is this easy to fix and if
so how do I fix it?
Submitted: 471 days and 8 hours ago.
Make: ge side - by -side
with a small flat blade screw driver stick between the handle and the door
trim on top and push it up and on the bottom push it down and you can access
the screws in the handles and tighten / thanks Larry
I think you may be able to just snap it firmly into place, no
adjustments, no screwdriver required. Just pull hard on it, not
sure whether up or down, but one firm pull.
On 12/25/2010 10:00 PM, RogerT wrote:
I just bought a new LG French door fridge. The plastic was all over, even
behind the door handles where they attach to the doors. I was wondering how
I was going to get it out, and my handyman just lifted up on the handles,
they came off in his hand, he took out the plastic, and put the handles back
on and pressed them down into place. Look for the obvious. It was in the
directions, too, but who looks there?
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