How to Remove Door Handles on a Whirlpool Refrigerator

Many models of Whirlpool refrigerators have handles attached to the outside of the refrigerator and freezer doors to assist you in opening and closing them.

The handles, which are typically made of either plastic or stainless steel, are attached to the refrigerator with two bolts, one on the top and one of the bottom of the handle. These handles can easily be removed for cleaning or replacement.

Locate the 2 hex nuts on the top and bottom of the side of the door handle.

Remove the hex nuts and set them aside.

Pull the door handle straight back and off of the refrigerator.

Things You Will Need

  • Hexagon wrench set


  • To replace the handle, insert the ends of the handle onto the screws attached to the door, then replace the hex nuts and tighten to secure. When the nuts are tight, turn one additional one-quarter turn with the hexagon wrench.

About the Author

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.