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How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob

Do you have doors in your home that have knobs or levers that are just not fitting with the style or decor of your home?  Or are the knobs just inadequate and just plain ole broken?  You don’t have to live with that.  Here is how you can change your interior door knob in about 10 minutes.  Yes, it is just that easy.  The only tools you will need are a Phillips and a flat head screwdriver.

How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas

You can choose from a whole variety of styles and types of knobs and levers in many colors.

bath lever
Kwikset Lido Bed/Bath Lever in Satin Nickel
bath knob
Kwikset Bed/Bath Knob, Satin Nickel

Steps

  1. Remove the old door knob/lever.  How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    1. Unscrew the door knob and remove. How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    2. Unscrew the latch and remove from the door panel. How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas  How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    3. Unscrew the strike. 5 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas  6 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
  2. Install the new door knob/lever  How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    1. Insert latch into door hole with the curved tip facing the direction of the strike plate. (For standard door holes no adjustments need to be made.  However, if the latch hole is not centered adjust the latch pin to extend the latch.) 9 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    2. Screw the latch in place. (Note: ensure you have the proper latch face for your door edge)  8 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    3. Install the knobs by pressing in the latch bolt to install the knob.
    4. Align and attach the knob on the other side of the door. 10 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    5. Screw the knob in place.
    6. Install the new strike plate in the door frame.11 How to Replace a Bedroom & Bathroom Door Knob - Toolbox Divas
    7. Close the door to test the latch fitting.  Adjust  is needed to ensure a tight grip.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Can you just replace the door knob (only) without replacing the whole latch with it? I can’t seem to find answers regarding this.

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