Framed Handle is Loose


  • Framed door handle is loose or has pulled off of the door
  • How do you tighten or remove the handle on a framed door panel?
  • Is a service technician needed to tighten a door handle?

Steps to Verify Issue:

Framed handles on a refrigeration unit are secured to the side of the door frame; to tighten or attach a handle, the screws must be exposed:
  • Framed panels are removed in the same fashion as an overlay panel; however, a full-length handle is used rather than the handle-side trim.
  • At a minimum, a flat tip (standard), Phillips head, or torx bit screwdriver will be needed.
  • Use a small amount of blue Loctite to reduce the possibility of the handle vibrating loose in the future.
  • Refer to the product installation guide for further installation information.
200/300, 500, 600, and BI Series Units:

200 Series Undercounter Units:

  • Remove door handle. Handle is located on the top of the 245 model and on the side on other models. Handle is held on with Phillips head screws.
  • With panel in position, replace handle. Replace and tighten all screws. Do not over-tighten and "strip" screws.


If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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