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.

Image 1/1: Short Screws
  • 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)

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

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  • Unscrew both long screws.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the latch face plate and latch mechanism.

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Image 1/1: The slanted side of the latch mechanism will be facing the direction that the door closes.
  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • Turn the door knob to test your work.

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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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