Over time, door knobs eventually show signs of wear. This can be found in the functionality of the knob, its finish, or even both. With very worn knobs, they may begin to malfunction and improperly lock. Luckily, it's easy to replace door knobs and can be done in just a few minutes. Even if you don't consider yourself handy, door knob installation is quite easy for all skill levels.
The first step before replacing your door knob is to find a suitable replacement. To do this, you'll need a wide selection of different styles and finishes so you don't feel limited. You can easily find the right options for your doors to complement your home's color scheme or interior décor. At Direct Door Hardware, we offer thousands of interior and exterior door knobs and levers that include the essential installation hardware and limited lifetime warranties. After choosing a great door knob replacement, you're ready to install. Here's a general guide on how to carry out this simple switch.
- Find where the knob's screws are. They may be visible or located inside pinholes. Use a Philips-head screwdriver to remove the screws. If there are pinholes, you can use a flathead screwdriver, paper clip, or another small objected with a pointed edge. Push your chosen item through the pinhole to loosen the latch.
Sometimes, door knobs don't have screws or latches. In this case, you'll need to find a small hole beneath the door knob shaft. Push a narrow screwdriver or other thin object through the hole and pull against the knob. This will loosen it, so it slides out.
- If the rose—the circular piece behind the knob-doesn't come off, you can wedge a pin or a screwdriver head behind it to pry it off. You'll also remove the strike plate on the door frame.
- Clean off the door knob opening.
- To install your new door knob, you'll insert your new latch into the hole and attach it. Take the half of your door knob with a square steel peg and insert it into the latch mechanism.
- Line up the other half of the door knob and push them together.
- Finish up by attaching the door knob with the included screws. Then, attach the new strike plate into the door frame. Check the handle by closing and opening the door to ensure it works properly.
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