Saturday, August 24, 2013

How to Repair a Door Handle

Flat tipped screwdriver
By Gary Boutin

#8 brass 3/4-inch door screws
Cordless screwdriver with Phillips tip
Door handle cover

Dr. Shaw tried to replace his door handle on the garage door. He was so frustrated with the knob that it was a little bent when we arrived. He called my repair service to fix his door handle. Carl, my friend, helped solve this door knob issue.

This post shows the five steps to replace the inside door handle.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the handle. We were not able to use this part and this went to the recycle metal yard.
Fig.1 Damaged door handle
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a door handle not the one we used, but after sorting through all the doctor's old door parts, we found a gold inside door knob that worked on the door.
Fig.2 Door knob extra part
Step 3: Fig.3 shows Carl, who is helping me work on this door knob change.

Fig.3 Carl fixing the door knob
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the dead latch and fig.5 shows a door knob base that is the backbone of the door knob. Sometimes the parts are not interchangeable, but this time we were lucky. All that needed to be changed was the inside door knob. But it's important to make sure that the parts work before placing them on the door. It would have been easier to just purchase a new door lock set.
Fig.4 Dead latch
Fig.5 Door knob base

Step 5: Fig.6 shows an old door knob on the left. On the right shows a used gold door knob on the inside of the metal door. We were able to use the old dead latch; we just replaced the wood screws.
Fig.6 Shows the old and used gold door knobs
Step 6: Fig.7 shows a close up of the gold door knob in the unlocked position. It's great if you can use several older locks to work, but they also have to be able to lock on the inside of the door. Our key worked perfectly to lock and to unlock the door, the next step was to check that the inside door lock assembly would lock. We were lucky and it did lock just fine, saving Dr. Shaw additional funds.

Fig.7 Door knob unlocked
Step 7: Fig.8 shows the door knob would lock from the inside. This job is finished and now Dr. Shaw can lock his garage side door again.
Fig.8 Door knob locked
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1 comment:

  1. It appears the client was happy with your work and that you found a way to repair the problem and save him some money. Well done.