cannot remove old door lock in bathroom, please help


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Old 02-23-13, 07:03 PM
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Unhappy cannot remove old door lock in bathroom, please help

Hi, I have an older (1960s) bathroom door lock that wasn't working, and I'm trying to replace it. It is the lock type that you push in the handle-- there is no button.

I was not able to remove the door knobs themselves, but was able to remove the flange (rose?) and the two long screws under it. The lock is now loose, but will NOT come off-- pulling, banging, WD40, etc. Nothing is making this get off.

Can some one please help? Here's an image of this forsaken lock:

 
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Old 02-23-13, 07:09 PM
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Here's a picture of the flange, with the screws removed. I could not remove the doorknobs themselves-- sticking things into that black hole produced no results, from screwdrivers to coat hangers.

 
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If you look at the "black hole" closely, see if that's not a set screw, or socket screw that takes an allen wrench. If you've poked & prodded with other tools, it might be a bit boogered up, but try to get the correct size in there, as these set screws are typically screwed in pretty tight.

BTW, is this a Weiser brand? (name should be on the latch plate, missing in the photo)....They were the only brand I know of that locked by pushing & turning the inner knob.
 
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Old 02-24-13, 06:41 AM
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Use an allen wrench to unscrew the set screw found on the shaft of the door knob itself. Once you remove the knob, the cover plate will slide off and you can access the inner screws.
 
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Just wanted to let you both know that you were RIGHT-- the black circle was actually an inset SCREW, not a button or spring as *EVERY* website suggested. For anyone else dealing with this, WD-40 the hole, let it sit for a couple hours, then use a tiny allen wrench.

THANK YOU BOTH!
 
 

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