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To Remova And Attach Freezer Handle; To Remova And Attach Trim; To Remove And Attach Refrigerator Handle - Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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TO REMOVE
FREEZER
HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
1.
Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.
2.
Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide handle straight
up and off of dovetail button.
3.
Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, moving
hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.
TO ATTACH
FREEZER
HANDLE:
1.
Start with handle offset away from door. Place top of handle over
dovetail button, swing handle into an upright position and pull
downward, locking it into place.
2.
Secure bottom of handle with two screws removed earlier.
TRIM REMOVAL
(FULL-LENGTH TRIM MODELS ONLY)
In some models, the refrigerator door has a full length trim piece which continues from the bottom of the handle to the
bottom of the door. The top of the trim fits around the base of the handle. An adhesive "trim lock"is positionedabout halfway
down. The bottom of the trim is held in place by either an adhesive trim lock, or a trim lock with two prongs inserted into a
hole on the face of the door.
TO REMOVE
TRIM:
1.
Remove trim by gently pulling trim lock areas out and away from door.
2.
When trim is free from door, slide the trim straight down and away from base of handle.
TO REMOVE
REFRIGERATOR
HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
1.
Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.
2.
Swing top of handle away from door and slide handle down and off of
dovetail button.
3.
Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, moving
hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.
TO ATTACH
REFRIGERATOR
HANDLE:
1.
Start with handle offset away from door. Place bottom of handle over
dovetail button, swing handle into an upright position and pull upward,
locking it into place.
2.
Secure top of handle with screws.
TO ATTACH
TRIM:
1.
Slide both trim locks out of trim.
2.
Insert new adhesive trim locks contained in your literature pack.
3.
Install trim to handle by sliding over base of handle. Carefully align
trim and press down at trim lock locations.
4.
Replace hole plug on opposite side. Use rubbing alcohol to remove
any adhesive residue from old trim lock locations.
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