How to Replace a Refrigerator Handle

What You'll Need
A screwdriver
A replacement refrigerator door handle

If your refrigerator door handle is currently in need of replacement, you're probably wondering how to go about installing a new handle. If so, you'll be pleased to learn that replacing a refrigerator door handle is a simple task that can be completed in a timely and stress-free fashion. Simply read on to learn everything you'll need to know.

Step 1 - Remove Your Old Handle

Before you can begin replacing the handle, locate the broken handle's attachment points. Incorporate the aid of your screwdriver to carefully remove the screws holding the handle in place, as well as the handle's protective plate. You may want to save the freshly-removed screws, as they can be used to hold your replacement handle in place.

Step 2 - Attach Your Replacement Handle

Having successfully removed your broken handle, you're ready to attach your replacement handle. Begin this step by firmly holding your new handle in place. Alternatively, you may want to have an assistant hold the handle in place for you. Use your screwdriver to attach your new handle in the same manner as your previous one.

Once your new refrigerator door handle has been properly screwed into place, attach the handle's protective plate, then gently tug on the newly-installed handle to confirm that it's securely attached.