Changing a doorknob may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite easy! In this blog post, we will walk you through the 10 easy steps to changing a doorknob. Whether you’re replacing a worn-out doorknob or installing a new one, these instructions will make the process simple and straightforward. So don’t be afraid to give it a try – follow these steps and you’ll have that doorknob changed in no time!
When Is It Time to Change a Doorknob?
Although your doorknob should last you a few years, it is important to be aware of when it’s time to change it. Some signs that indicate you may need a new doorknob include difficulty opening or closing the door, visible wear and tear on the doorknob itself, or if any parts look loose or broken. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to replace your doorknob. So don’t wait – take the necessary steps now and you’ll have that new doorknob installed in no time!
How To Change a Doorknob?
1. Gather the materials needed to change the doorknob. You will need a Phillips-head screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, adjustable wrench and doorknob kit (which should include screws).
2. Remove any decorative plates that are on the door. If there are no screws visible on these plates, try using a flat-head screwdriver to carefully pry them off.
3. Unscrew the two bolts at either side of the existing doorknob using a Phillips-head or adjustable wrench. These bolts can be loosened by turning them counterclockwise until completely removed from the door.
4. Pull out the old doorknob from its housing and discard it in an appropriate manner.
5. Insert the new doorknob into its housing and make sure it is securely in place.
6. Attach the two bolts at either side of the new doorknob using a Phillips-head or adjustable wrench, ensuring they are tight enough to ensure a secure fit but not so tight that you risk damaging the door or doorknob itself.
7. Place any decorative plates back onto the door and screw them into place if needed (if there were no screws visible originally, try using a flat-head screwdriver to carefully pry them off).
8. Make sure all parts of your new doorknob are secured properly by turning the knob several times in both directions and checking for any resistance or looseness.
9. Check the operation of the doorknob by turning it and opening and closing the door.
10. Finally, check to make sure that all screws are tightened securely in place, and you’re done! Your doorknob is now changed!
Changing a doorknob may seem like a difficult task, but following these 10 easy steps can make it much simpler. With just a few tools, some patience and proper technique, anyone can change their own doorknob with ease. Now go out there and get it done! Good luck!
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