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Vicki A. 05-06-2012 11:30 AM

another door handle
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Okay, so I've read all the posts on door handles, but I don't know what I should (or shouldn't do).
The inside handle has what I would call "slop",as it can move up and down from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock with no resistance. The inside lock will not move either.
I removed both the inside and outside handles to show the lock in the door. At this point I got really scared, cause I don't want to mess it up any more than it already is. Sometimes I have enough sense to stop tearing things apart and ask questions first!
Can anyone tell what I need to do or look for from here? Do I go ahead and remove the whole thing to try to find out what is causing this?
Below are pics of the lock.

perryg114 05-06-2012 12:51 PM

The lock is pretty simple. It won't explode on you if you remove it. Remove the three screws on the inside and then remove the two screws above and below the plunger that are in the door frame. The latch mechanism will come out easily. Probably the lock is jammed. The lock is just a slider that fits down in a slot in the plate that holds the plunger. Try pushing the lock pin up to unlock the door. There are more screws on the inside on the base that holds the outer handle. This plate holds all the bits in and there is a spring on the plunger and one behind the slider for the lock. I am working on a 3D CAD model of this whole latch mechanism but I am not there yet.


Vicki A. 05-07-2012 12:02 PM

Thank you Perry, for letting me know the whole thing would not fall apart in my hands!
I pulled it out yesterday and then only took of the one plate.(I'm trying not to get too stupid too fast.) I didn't see any reason for the "slop" or the lock not working, but I will bring it home to the work bench for a better look.
I'm mostly concerned with the slop issue, as I don't want to another to be locked in or out!
Thank you again, Perry.

perryg114 05-07-2012 04:20 PM

If the shaft is not loose on the inside handle then the slop is in the metal plate that the shaft goes through. The plate rotates and pushes the plunger in and out. I suspect the hole in the plate might be wallowed out. You could get locked in but as long as you have a screw driver you can get out.


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