Replacing a doorknob is a simple process that does not require too many technicalities. Next time when you find a faulty doorknob replace it yourself without indefinitely waiting for professional help. Here is your complete guide on how to take a doorknob off.
The working mechanism
Hold the door knob and remove the screws. You can find the screws placed on the door’s interior side. If you see the screws on cover plates, remove them to help unfasten the old doorknob. If you are not able to find the screws, then search for a metallic piece in the handle. The metal piece has a small slot for itself. Make use of a clip to push the metal piece. Now you can see the doorknob popping up.
It will be easier to remove the doorknob now. After removing, you can find a plate below. In the plate, there would be a slot that would get attached to the door. You can find it along the seam region. Put a screwdriver into that slot. Then twist the plate slightly to lift it. As soon as you remove the plate, you will find the old latch and the screws. Use a power drill to remove the bolts and the lock. It is now time to replace the old parts.
Inserting the new doorknob
Make sure to align the backset based on the type of your door. Many doorknobs can lodge various backsets. You can add the new knob in the holes. Most often, the holes would match accurately. If you want the door to close properly, then adjust the new striker appropriately in the right direction. Now put the new latch in its place. Tighten the screws using a power drill. Then, position the doorknobs and again tighten the screws to fix it properly. Now, check if the new handle operates correctly. And there your work gets completed successfully.