How to Replace a Doorknob?
By Elegant Lock & Key

If you have a broken doorknob or you want to replace your old one, then you’re probably wondering how you can remove and change the doorknob. Changing your doorknob is actually a quick and easy process. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to replace your old doorknob.

Remove the Doorknob

You will need to have a Phillips screwdriver to remove your doorknob. Firstly, you have to remove the screws that hold one side of the old knob into place, then if there are any screws on the other side of the doorknob, remove them. Now, both of the knobs should be removable together with their plate covers.

Pull the Latch and Remove the strike plate.

In some doorknobs, the latch can be removed with just a bit of force, while some latches have screws holding them in place, so you will need to use a screwdriver to remove them. Then, Use the screwdriver to remove the strike plate from the door.

Looking for a new doorknob

First, examine your latch for a number indicating either 2-3/4 or 2-3/8 inches, which is the measurement of the basket of the doorknob. Ensure that the new doorknob you choose meets the measurements of your previous doorknob. If you want to purchase a doorknob with a lock, you should note which side of the door you want the locking mechanism to be in, or note which side is the exterior doorknob because doorknobs are not reversible.

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Install the new Latch

Once you are done looking for your new doorknob, whatever its design is, whether futuristic or rustic, the first step to installation would always be the insertion of the latch into the door.

Install the First Knob

Look at your two knobs. Pick up the one that has an extending rod intended to connect with the other knob and latch. You should then hold this knob into position at the center of the doorknob hole, then slide the rod to connect it to the latch. After that, you can now screw the knob into the doorframe. Lock the latch mechanisms in place by screwing them down.

Install the second Knob

You then need to install the second knob by holding it in place and make sure that it is interlocked with the rod mechanism of the first knob. Then, screw the second knob in place.

Install the Strike Plate

Finally, attach the strike plate to the doorframe using the screws provided. Ensure that the bent edge is facing where the door swing is directed.

Elegant Lock and Key

Replacing a doorknob in the Scranton PA metro is an easy decision because it will keep you and your family safe. Elegant Lock & Key specializes in residential lockouts so we can handle any of your needs. It does not matter what time of day it is or how big or small the job is; we will be there for you 24 hours a day and 7 days of the week.

We offer a variety of services such as installation, rekeying, repinning locks at competitive prices for all budgets. Our locksmiths are bonded and insured so you won’t have to worry about us damaging your home or vehicle. We are also A+ rated and we have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, so you can be sure we care about our customers!

If you have any concerns or problems with your new doorknob or any other locksmith-related tasks, then you can go to the experienced locksmiths of Elegant Lock and Key, which is a family-owned locksmith shop at 802 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA. Elegant lock and key is a relatively new player in Scranton, but it has locksmith technicians with extensive experience to provide reliable and affordable locksmith services. Elegant Lock and Key offers various services from Broken Key Extraction, Lock Repair, Car key replacement, and duplication to Smart lock installation and more.

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Shawn the Locksmith
Shawn the Locksmith

Since childhood, Locks & Keys were my favorite hobby. In 2018 I started my professional practice with several companies in upstate NY. I always knew that one day I would open a locksmith shop of my own. Elegant Lock & Key is the place where I can play with locks all day long.

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