broken door handle repair

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broken door handle repair

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  1. Guest7785
    Things You'll Need:

        * Tape measure or ruler Screwdriver with multiple bits New door latch and k**b assembly


          Measure the distance from the center of your doorknob to the front edge of the door. This distance is the "setback.'' It will probably be around 2 3/8 inches, but some doors vary. Take the setback measurement to your hardware store when you buy the replacement kit to make sure it will fit your setback.

          Remove the two long machine screws next to the doorknob on the inside of the door, using your screwdriver. Once they're out, the doorknobs on both sides of the door should slide right out and the latch assembly will be visible within the hole left in the door.

          Remove the latch assembly. Working from the front edge of the door, remove the two screws that hold in the latch assembly. Slip your screwdriver into the hole that was left by the doorknobs, and into the latch assembly. Pry it toward the front edge of the door until you can grab it from the front and pull it out. You should now have a k**b hole going through the face of the door, and a latch hole connecting to it from the front edge of the door.

          Attach your new latch assembly. Slide it into the hole in the front edge of the door in the same position as the old one. Make sure the beveled side of the latch faces the doorway as you stand with the door open. Attach with the two screws provided, s******g it in from the front edge.

          Slide the new exterior doorknob into the k**b hole (and through the hole in the latch assembly). Take the interior k**b and slide the two long screws provided into their holes, so they stick out from the bottom of the k**b's base.

          Attach the new door k**b. Holding the exterior k**b in place with your free hand, guide the interior k**b into the hole, turning it so the two screws go into the receiving holes of the exterior k**b. Tighten the two screws on the interior k**b, and test the door.

    Read more: How to Fix a Broken Door Handle on a House |

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