Samsung Refrigerator - Loose Door Handles

Last Update Date : Dec 15. 2018
Samsung Refrigerator - Loose Door Handles

When your refrigerator door handles are loose, it is typically because they were not installed properly. Find out what type of handles you have, how to properly install them and keep them from getting loose again.

The provided information refers to refrigerators sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries.

Allen Wrench RequiredClick to Expand

Some models have two screws, one at the top and one at the bottom; other models only have a screw at the top. This screw requires an Allen wrench (size 3/32 inch) which can be used to unscrew the handle.

Allen Wrench Required
1 Check for multiple screws.

Some models have two screws, one at the top and one at the bottom; other models only have a screw at the top.

2 Remove the loose handle(s) and Inspect.

Use the Allen wrench to remove the screws and then firmly push up on the handle and pull it towards you. Inspect for any damage to the locking mechanism. If the handle is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

3 Position the handle(s) and secure.

Position the handle back on the mounting studs on the refrigerator and push down firmly to lock the handle into place. Then reinsert the screws and tighten them using the Allen wrench.

4 Verify that the handle is securely attached.

Test the handle to see if it is securely attached to the fridge, if the handle is still loose the part needs to be replaced. Please visit the Support Center to request service.

No Allen Wrench RequiredClick to Expand
No Allen Wrench Required
1 Remove the loose handle(s) and inspect.

Completely remove the loose handle by pushing up firmly then pulling towards you. Inspect for any damage to the locking mechanism. If the handle is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

2 Re-Position the handle(s) and attach.

Position the handle back on the mounting studs on the refrigerator and push down firmly to lock the handle into place.

3 Verify that the handle is securely attached.

Test the handle to see if it is securely attached to the fridge. If the handle is still loose, the part will need to be replaced. Please visit the Support Center to request service.

Horizontal HandlesClick to Expand
Horizontal Handles
  • Horizontal handles (such as those on the freezer of French Door refrigerators) either come preinstalled or can be attached and removed if they have the Allen head screws in them.
  • If the horizontal handle does not have the screw for the Allen wrench and is loose, service is required. For service options, check out the Support Center.
  • Additionally, these handles do not attach directly to the door. Instead, they attach to a spring-loaded plastic mount that helps open the door. If this mount becomes damaged or loose, service is required. For service options, check out the Support Center.

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