Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Doors, Skylights and Windows
Reload this Page >

removing Kwikset door lever with no visible pinholes?

removing Kwikset door lever with no visible pinholes?

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-27-13, 10:22 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2
removing Kwikset door lever with no visible pinholes?

I am trying to remove an old Kwikset privacy door lever. I was able to unscrew the inside lever and remove it entirely, but the front one did not come loose. I cannot find any visible slots or pinholes at all. The only possibility is a hole in the front of the lever, but no amount of poking with anything seems to have any effect. I can't find any how-to videos or articles that show this type of lever. Any ideas? Thank you.

Name:  photo (2).jpg
Views: 2092
Size:  18.1 KBName:  photo (3).jpg
Views: 1602
Size:  22.2 KBName:  photo (5).jpg
Views: 883
Size:  16.1 KB
 
Attached Images   

Last edited by rlegates; 01-27-13 at 11:29 AM.
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-27-13, 11:47 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,503
It's likely being held on by the dried paint I see all around the rose. Give it a light tap. Occasionally the handle will need to be twisted to free it from the latch.
 
  #3  
Old 01-27-13, 07:24 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2
elbow grease worked

It took a LOT of "tapping" with the hammer (and a LOT of faith that I was doing the right thing, along with a LOT of disregard of the final dented shape of the old lever) but it finally popped off. Thanks

Here's the new one in place:

Name:  photo-(6).jpg
Views: 922
Size:  18.1 KB
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes