Tightening an Amana Refrigerator Door Handle

The door handles on your Amana refrigerator are removable for repair, or if navigating the refrigerator through a narrow opening during installation. Amana refrigerator door handles are secured in one of three ways, depending on the type of refrigerator that you have. For most refrigerators, a standard Philips screwdriver is all that is needed to adjust the handles, however, french door model refrigerators require a hex key. When adjusting the refrigerator handles it is important to use care to avoid damaging the refrigerator's finish.

Standard Door

Step 1

Remove the screw, located at the top of the decorative trim at the top of the handle. Remove the decorative trim.

Step 2

Pry the trim on the bottom portion of the handle off using a flat-head screwdriver. To avoid damaging the refrigerator's finish, wrap the blade of the screwdriver with masking tape.

Step 3

Tighten the screws securing the door handle at both the top and bottom of the handle.

Step 4

Reinstall the trim by snapping it into place, or replacing the screw.

French Door - Set Screws

Step 5

Locate the set screws on the door handles. The screws are located on the inside portion of the side of the handle, and on the underside of the freezer drawer handle.

Step 6

Determine the size of hex key required to for the handle. Amana refrigerators use either a 3/32-inch or 1/8-inch key.

Step 7

Tighten the set screws using the hex key. To tighten, rotate the key clockwise until tight.

French Door - Hanging Handles

Step 8

Gasp the door handle, and then slide it straight up. Pull the door handle away from the refrigerator door to remove.

Step 9

Tighten the screws securing the mounting clips to the refrigerator door until tight.

Step 10

Align the holes on the rear of the door handle with the mounting studs, and then reinstall the door handle.