Unable to remove front door handle

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Old 04-03-15, 03:00 PM
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Question Unable to remove front door handle

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I am unable to remove the front door handle from my home's my front entry door. I don't see a brand, but I know it was original with the house, which was built in 1997.

The inside handle came off easily, but I can't find a way to release the outside part.

I can't see any places for a hex key or screw driver.

There is a very small hole up and under the thumb latch area, which I suspect is the key to my dilema. I pushed a wire up in there but got no results.

Thank you.

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Old 04-03-15, 03:07 PM
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Someone may have reinstalled the handle while the paint was still wet,
Give the handle a tug, there's nothing else holding it in place.
 
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Old 04-03-15, 03:17 PM
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Thank you, Joe! A good hard pull was the trick. It was definitely the paint holding it in place.
 
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Old 04-03-15, 03:30 PM
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Looked like someone got lazy and did not remove the knob to paint.
 
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