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Fridge door handle bumper?

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Aug 5, 2007
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Fridge door handle bumper?

Hi guys

Anyone have a bead on where I can find a sort of transparent rubber or silicone 'donut' that I can put around the door handle of my fridge? It's about 1.5in in diameter. I'm having a tough time locating this. The door opens to the right and there’s a wall that the handle with hit first into it. Right now I have a piece of styrofoam taped to the wall but wife doesn’t like that too much. She doesn’t want anything on the wall really, so next best thing is to put something on the handle

I'm looking at getting wall bumpers and just cutting out the middle. But paying $10 for a pack of 4 or whatever and only using is kinda ridiculous lol. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
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Sep 27, 2006
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Not so easy there Ma…
Not sure if it's an option on yours or desirable but some fridges have reversible doors.
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Not so easy there Ma…
Not sure if it's an option on yours or desirable but some fridges have reversible doors.

The real question for me is why someone would downvote your thread for asking a question in a discussion thread.

Updated BTW.
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Aug 5, 2007
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fergy wrote: Not sure if it's an option on yours or desirable but some fridges have reversible doors.

The real question for me is why someone would downvote your thread for asking a question in a discussion thread.

Updated BTW.
Reversible door isn’t ideal because then have to always go around the door when taking stuff out to place on the counter. The wife and I agreed that the should open towards the wall so we wouldn’t have to open it as much.

Also I thought I saw these bumper things at big box store, because they all place fridges next to each other I know I saw a silicone transparent rubber bumper one time but I can’t seem to find that product anywhere.
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Feb 7, 2017
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GOOGLE : Fridge Door Handle Silicone Bumper

Then switch to IMAGES to see if there’s anything you like

I found several possible products that fit the description you provided in your post
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Mar 17, 2004
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Easy. Move the styrofoam to the door handle, problem solved, not on wall. Or do what I do sometimes, tell your wife she can fix it then.
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PointsHubby wrote: GOOGLE : Fridge Door Handle Silicone Bumper

Then switch to IMAGES to see if there’s anything you like

I found several possible products that fit the description you provided in your post
Yeah I saw all of those, none are really any good for what I want to do.

All I want is a donut, not a sleeve, or a little nub thing. Most aren’t thick enough to accommodate the diameter of the handle and be any useful to protecting the wall.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... SX466_.jpg Is the closest thing I’ve found, but that doesn’t seem to be big enough.
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Dec 12, 2005
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What about using a pool noodle? Cut an opening to bite the handle.
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Aug 5, 2007
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ai_c wrote: What about using a pool noodle? Cut an opening to bite the handle.
Is there pool noodles that are transparent?

That’s a real great idea. Thanks I’m going to look
Into it
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Aug 5, 2007
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The dreamstopper seems almost perfect. If only it was clear/transparent. I’ll ask the wife what she thinks but that’s likely the one I’m gonna go with.

Thanks!
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Here's some transparent ones from China: LINK. You might need to cut a slit into it to fit it onto the fridge handle.

Whatever you use, you don't need to cover the entire handle. Maybe just one at the top and one at the bottom and your hand goes between them.

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