Weslock door knob - external knob comes off


Old 05-05-15, 12:35 PM
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Question Weslock door knob - external knob comes off


I have Weslock door knobs through out my house, both lockable and not.

The knob on my pantry door comes off when you pull on it. How can I repair this?

I can take off the internal knob by using a flat head screw driver on the tab, the knob pops off. I can then take the rose off, exposing the mounting plate and screws.

Except for these screws and the ones on face plate of the latch assembly, I don't see any other screws. Is there any way for me to repair the knob without replacing the whole door knob assembly?

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Old 05-05-15, 01:49 PM
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a pic will tell a thousand words...

sounds like the retainer is not popping out far enough to lock into the plunge hole in the throat.

might need a new one.
Old 05-08-15, 08:45 PM
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What pops off? The inner or outer knob itself? the entire inner knob and spindle? Or the outer knob and spindle? Some of this is repairable, some not. If the knob and spindle assembly is coming off the lock's probably worn out. The die-cast chassis of the old Weslocks tended to wear out prematurely if not periodically lubricated.

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