door knobs that "stick"


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Old 05-21-06, 12:29 PM
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door knobs that "stick"

Hi,
I need help with a door knob problem. I changed a mortise lock and the door knob is now very difficult to turn. It was turning when I "dry fitted" everything. Now, it is incredibly difficult to turn. Any possible suggestions?
Thanks, in advance,
Ed
 
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Old 05-21-06, 05:37 PM
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Welcome to the forums Ed

You probably tightned the screws too tight.
 
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If it is a mortise type, you may have the knobs turned too tightly against the plates. Back off one quarter turn so the set screw sets on the flat of the next turn.
 
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Old 05-31-06, 07:48 PM
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9/10 jobs I have been called to a s a locksmith for this problem stem from either weathering or incorrect fitting.

there is a simple quick fix you can try but you may need to repeat it again every so often.

Use a a block of wood underneath the rosette of the handle and hit it up (or down - as the case may be) with a hammer.

Should rectify the problem...at least temporarily....or try the other methods for a more permanent solution
 
 

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