Car Door Lock Knobs Stuck - This is a simple guide to altering a busted doorknob in your home. Carpenters fee by the hour and you also have to wait in line to allow them to take some the time to come back and do what you need. Follow these easy directions and you'll be able to get rid of that bothersome door knob that sticks or will not work anymore in a couple of minutes without breaking a sweat. This manual applies to normal knobs which are found throughout your house, if you would like to change the front door knob, well, that's not the same story which we will deal with in a separate article. The very first thing to do is to go out and find the new doorknob, pick the one you enjoy even if it is different to the ones you already have around the house. The mechanism in all of them functions in much the same way and their fit on the door is standard. You'll need a flat and a Phillips screwdriver ( the Phillips screwdriver is the one that includes a round, star-shaped tip) and perhaps a small hammer. The process of altering the doorknob is simple and easy to do because all you will do is exchanging one to another.
The very first thing to do is to split open the new doorknob and also make sure all the necessary parts are there. You'll see a list of these on the instruction page. Open the door and using the Phillips screwdriver remove the two screws holding the door closed mechanism set up. This is actually the metallic bit that sticks from the doorway and can be drawn inside the doorway when the knob is turned. Now have a peek at the face of the doorway that does not have the lock, the one that is on the inside side of the doorway. Have a look at the base of the knob, close to the door itself, and you will notice a small hole with a tiny bit of separation inside of it. Take a key like the bit of metal that's included in the new doorknob place and set it in the small hole prying it open. Pull the doorknob out as you pry the hole till it comes out completely.
You'll have eliminated the decorative portion of the mechanism and the surgical part is going to be exposed. Against the door itself, you will notice a round piece of metal which is held in place by two big screws, remove these screws all of the way. Once done you will now find the inside of the wooden door and the part of the doorknob that goes through it. Once this is done, take the opening and closing mechanism and then slide it out the front of the doorway too. Nowadays you have to reverse the procedure, place the opening and closing mechanism throughout the front of the door, be sure that the flat side of the mechanism looks to the side to which the door opens. If the door opens outwards the flat side ought to look outwards too, in case it opens into the inside the flat side ought to look inwards.
Find both big screws and the metal cap that goes on the inside and screw it in place. Make sure it is tight but not too tight. Test this by turning the outside knob, the opening and closing mechanism ought to retract without resistance. Now set the screws onto the opening and closing mechanisms, again don't over tighten them, test the doorknob again, there should be no hindrance or resistance. The surgical mechanism is set up, now it is time to complete the decorative part of the installation. Just take the decorative plate that covers the mechanism and slips into place until it locks. Before placing in the decorative doorknob, lock the door and attempt the key without actually closing the doorway. The door should unlock and lock without significant pressure or resistance.
If it functions properly, closes the door and locks it, then try out the key again. If there's resistance or it is difficult to open, loosen the screws onto the front or on the cylinder supports just a bit, one or two turns should do it, try out the door again, it ought to be okay. Congratulations you are now the proud owner of a brand new door knob which you installed personally. There are many small things like this that you can learn to do around the house, in your spare time that will save you money and maybe even time in case your carpenter or electrician is very busy and you have to make an appointment for them to come work for you. I am positive that in case you follow these basic directions and keep your eye on the diagram included with your new doorknob you will have no problems, you may even love yourself doing some handyman work.