Oh wow, thank you for the reply. I'm semi-embarrassed for not thinking of that. Lol. As for the reliability of my handles, I believe it is an unfortunate function of the climate in which I live. This only happens in the winter, when it gets really wet and cold and things freeze, and I try to be as careful as possible, but I get burned by it every year. Hahaha. I see you are in Georgia, my folks live there. I suspect once I move to a milder climate I will no longer suffer broken door handles. Thanks!!!