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Replace broken appliance handle Answered

The plastic handle on my ancient upright freezer broke.  The manufacturer no longer makes the part.  The screw holes on the door are 9 1/4" apart.  What is the easiest way to make a replacement handle? 

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antoniraj

2 years ago

Use Sugru or such material. You can repair the broken handle and also fix it in position on your ancient freezer. You do not even need screws

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Toga_Dan

2 years ago

or repair the old handle?

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caitlinsdad

2 years ago

You can use anything to make a handle. Grab that big wooden spoon or the metal spatula, a strip of aluminum. Drill holes to match. Figure out if you need threaded bolts to secure to the existing holes if they have a nut or anchor embedded in there or just pointy sheet metal screws. You need "standoffs" or spacers to lift the handle part away from the door, they can be a drilled through dowel or tubular rod which the bolt passes through. Or just put in some screw eye bolts in those holes. Tie a piece of rope for your handle. Good luck.