The handle on my SubZero refrigerator just came off. The "thing" that's attached to the door is fairly stiff and I haven't been able to unscrew it yet. Inside the hole in the "shim" that attaches to the handle is a star screw that holds the shim to the handle. Any idea how I would reattach this handle to the fridge?

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  • Including the model number will get you the most accurate answer.
    – Tester101
    May 29, 2014 at 21:32

1 Answer 1


There should be a small set screw on the inside of the handle (opposite side of the picture). This is usually driven with a small Allen key. Loosen the screw, place the handle back on flush against the door surface, and tighten the screw finger-tight. Don't over tighten as they strip easily because they are so small.

The screw will look something like this

Set screw
(source: funrcboats.com)

There might be a small plastic cap over the set screw in order to better hide it.

  • Turned out that the set screw was under the shim - in case anyone else comes across this answer and needs to find it.
    – Guy
    May 29, 2014 at 22:08
  • What size is this set screw, need to find the right Allen for it.
    – user23740
    Jul 13, 2014 at 12:30
  • They come in a variety of sizes.
    – Steven
    Jul 13, 2014 at 17:36
  • A 3/32 allen wrench worked on my box. It's a 2006
    – user31878
    Jan 20, 2015 at 0:53
  • A 3/32 Allen wrench worked for mine as well, with a #10 - 32 x 1/4 inch socket screw
    – user56647
    Jul 20, 2016 at 23:23

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