With the right tools and know-how, you can replace an interior doorknob yourself. Install a latch plate on top of the latch. Remove the door knob as shown earlier and attach by threading the screws through the screw posts on the door handle. Remove the door knob by removing the screws from the door knob. At the same time, pull the knob off. If you follow the right steps and use the right tools, replacing an interior doorknob is a breeze.
If your latch came with a rectangular plate and you need a round one or vice versa , take measurements of your latch plate. Be sure to choose a replacement that fits the existing holes in the door. These are used on chest lids. Press a flat head screwdriver into the slot on the side of the knob. I recently found this out by stripped the paint off our door hinges. Replace Door Knobs and Deadbolts Before we begin, I have to tell you that this is a sponsored post for Schlage. Take care to measure carefully as matching the size can be especially problematic in older homes.
Buying new knobs was a separate expense. Finally, secure both knob sides to the door with 2 screws on the top and bottom. If the 2 door knob sides are not fully aligned, they may feel loose or shaky after installing them. Insert the latch into your door, making sure the curved side of the latch faces the door jamb. Install round drive-in faceplate with just a snap.
Image: door knob image by Michael Shake from Changing interior door knob locks that have no visible screws is not as difficult as you may think. Line up the other knob with the screw posts on the knob already inserted. If the hole is round, push a paperclip or nail into the hole. The bars from your exterior knob should poke out onto the other side of your door. Do you have mismatched door hardware? Next, drill into the side edge of the door to create a hole for the latch. Note that if you're installing hardware for an entry door, you can usually have multiple locks set — keyed — to work with the same key.
Remove the knob on the outside of the door. Slide the round latch plate cover over the latch. The door knob comes in two halves, which slide together and are joined by a pair of long machine screws. Slide the inner door knob over the spindle, and attach the two halves of the door knob together against the door using the two long screws that came with the lock set kit. Do you feel ready to replace door knobs, handlesets and deadbolts in your home? Note: Be sure to wear appropriate and protective when using power tools. Follow the instructions that came with your particular lockset.
Touch up any scratched, chipped, or unpainted areas with or wood stain. Pull the latch out from the hole in the door. Attach the screw to the lower portion of the handleset. And press the knob back in place. Press the new screw cover over the screw. Pull out both halves of the deadbolt housing and set aside.
Line up the faceplate so that the holes in the plate are aligned with the holes in the exterior knob. I was provided complimentary hardware and was compensated for my time and efforts to promote Schlage. You can complete your knob and lever installation in just a few minutes with minimal tools - tape measure and a 2 Phillips Head screwdriver. If the hole is flat and thin, you can use a flathead screwdriver. Drive the screws into the door until the knob is flush against the door. Insert a sharp object into the latch hole if there aren't visible screws.
With everyday hand tools and minimal repair skills, you can remove and replace an interior screwless doorknob within a half-hour. If done successfully, you should have totally removed the doorknob and all its components from the door. Pry gently outward and the rose cover will slide off the shaft. If a side seems stuck, pull both apart and make sure that the side without the square peg is aligning through the one with the peg. This should reveal another set of screws. However, I was skeptical of these new finishes.
Then replace the hole saw in the drill with the spade bit, and drill the edge bores for the latch and the bolt. Strike plate: The strike plate is the metal plate that will be affixed to the door frame. Flush bolts are usually found on the edge of the door and they are mortised in, surface bolts are on the inside and attached to the surface with screws. Now you can wiggle and pull the handleset free from the door. Level the rose and the logo on the deadbolt.
This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. With one hand on each side of the door knob, press both sides of the door knob together through the hole. As I started to get quotes from locksmiths, I nearly choked. Then remove the mounting plate as shown in the bottom illustration—to do this, you usually have to unscrew one or two screws that hold it to the cylinder. That all make any sense?? Remove the handle from the interior of the door by pressing a flathead screwdriver into the side of the handle. Your information may be shared with third parties in order to provide you these materials. The Final Step: Installing The Striker Plate We laid out the position of the striker plate, following the manufacturers instructions.