Our washing machine door handle broke twice. The first time that it broke I ordered a new replacement from SearsPartsDirect. After a year or so the handle broke again at the same location. Now I had two broken door handles. What should I do? Should I keep on ordering these door handles every few years? It seems that during use the handle was stressed more at the top screw location. So I came up with this improvised solution.
Step 1: Tools/Supplies Needed
For this repair you will need:
1/4 " diameter nylon rope approximately 18 inches long
A set of drawer handle hardware as pictured (available at your local hardware store)
A pair of scissors
Step 2: Thread the Nylon Rope Through the Door Handle Hardware
Thread the nylon rope through the door handle hardware and put knots on both sides.
Step 3: Burning the Rope Closed
Using the lighter burn the ends of the rope closed so that it will not fray.
Step 4: Installing the Hardware
Install your new improved door handle onto the washing machine door.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Enjoy your new door handle!