Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace your old indoor doorknob and assemble a new doorknob. You will need a Philips head screwdriver as well as a new indoor doorknob set. Both can be bought from any hardware store.

Parts: (in order from left to right)
  • Parts: (in order from left to right)

    • Short Screws

    • Latch mechanism with latch face

    • Long screws

    • Door knob with peg and screw holes (inside of the room)

    • Door knob with screw holes (outside of the room)

Face the inside of the knob, you should see two Phillips head screws on either side of the central knob.
  • Face the inside of the knob, you should see two Phillips head screws on either side of the central knob.

Unscrew both long screws.
  • Unscrew both long screws.

Remove the door knob on both sides of the door.
  • Remove the door knob on both sides of the door.

You will see the latch face plate (the rectangular piece of metal) where the latch of the door knob is located.
  • You will see the latch face plate (the rectangular piece of metal) where the latch of the door knob is located.

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Unscrew the two short screws on the latch face plate.
  • Unscrew the two short screws on the latch face plate.

Remove the latch face plate and latch mechanism.
  • Remove the latch face plate and latch mechanism.

Push new latch mechanism with latch face plate into door.
  • Push new latch mechanism with latch face plate into door.

  • The slanted side of the latch mechanism will be facing the direction that the door closes.

Screw in both short screws of the latch face plate.
  • Screw in both short screws of the latch face plate.

Insert door knob that goes on the inside of the room, aligning the peg and screw holes with the threaded cylinders of the latch mechanism.
  • Insert door knob that goes on the inside of the room, aligning the peg and screw holes with the threaded cylinders of the latch mechanism.

Align the door knob that goes on the outside of the room, aligning the peg and screw holes with the threaded cylinders of the latch mechanism.
  • Align the door knob that goes on the outside of the room, aligning the peg and screw holes with the threaded cylinders of the latch mechanism.

Screw in both long screws on both sides of the door knob.
  • Screw in both long screws on both sides of the door knob.

Turn the door knob to test your work.
  • Turn the door knob to test your work.

Conclusion

To put the old door knob back on or to change to a different door knob repeat steps from the beginning.

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