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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-03-2021, 17:04 Thread Starter
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How do I undo this please?

I want to re-cover the handle just inside the habitation door because it looks a bit ruff.

At the back of the handle is this screw or whatever it is, anyone know how to undo it? It doesn't look like and Allen key, in the mitts it just looks like a round hole.





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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-03-2021, 17:17
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Have you actually tried using an Allen key? Hard to take a really sharp picture given the location, but it looks like an Allen key task to me.

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Torx maybe?
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Difficult, possibly a Torx that has been "rounded". The edges are quite shiny.

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I will try with the Allen keys tomorrow, but a torx is a normal sort of screw driver isnīt it? canīt get a screw driver behind there.

(I hear Hans saying screw driver, he used to show off to me because he could say the German r and I canīt )

I somehow donīt think itīs a torx, there is no sign of a starey edge and nobody has touched it since new so it is whatever it was to start with.

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Can you access behind the wall board that the handle is screwed to. There are usually 1 or 2 screws at each end of the handle screwed through from the back side of the wall board. This would allow you to remove the whole handle.
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Can you access behind the wall board that the handle is screwed to. There are usually 1 or 2 screws at each end of the handle screwed through from the back side of the wall board. This would allow you to remove the whole handle.
In a word no, the fridge is the other side.

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Torx screws look a lot like Allen keys, but they have odd bits sticking out, they come in assorted sizes and cannot be undone using a normal screw end, a cross head or an Allen Key.

If all else fails have a look at an assorted set of torx heads etc. Amazon has them from around Ģ8 but cheap ones tend not to be very strong and often fail when needed.

My thoughts on that are based on enlarging the head to the maximum possible - it MIGHT be showing the edges inside BUT it is not clear.......
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I reckon it’s hexagonal, so an Allen key job.

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Sorry Iīm doing this on 2 threads Everything has landed up on the other one, very sorry.

Anyway its off.

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