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How to replace a door latch

Replacing a door latch on an internal door doesn’t have to be difficult. The first thing you must do is take the existing latch down to your local hardware store to get a replacement for it and then simply follow our how-to video! If you get stuck please give us a call!

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*How to replace a door latch*

*For Health and Safety the Instructions on this are designed to help you. If you do not feel confident or able to complete the repair safely, please seek further help and advice. If you’re a Bromford customer, feel free to call 0330 1234 034*

“Hi, I’m here to show you how to change a latch on an internal door, first thing you need to do is remove the door handles simply take out the four screws, put them safely to one side and the handle should come away from the door, now you need to remove the latch from the door, to do this you need to unscrew the two screws from the face of the latch, now you need to wedge the latch out with the screwdriver and remove it like so, this is what the latch looks like, you’ll need to take this to your local hardware store to get an exact match as there are a few different sizes.”

“Once you’ve got your new spindle you’ll need to place it into the door, making sure it’s the right way round you may need to gently tap it in with a hammer, once you’ve done that you’ll need to re-screw it back into the door using the screws provided with the new latch or you can use the old screws from the old latch once you’ve done this you’ll need to reattach the handle to the door, you’ll need to place the handle onto the spindle and then reattach the four screws you kept safe to one side back into the screw holes and then you’ll need get your Allen key and re-tighten it onto the spindle.”

*You will only need an Allen key for this type of door handle*

“Once you’ve reattached the handle you’ll need to test that it’s all working, you do this by pressing the latch in to make sure it’s moving freely and also operate the handle to make sure that it operates the latch, you also need to shut the door into the door frame to make sure the latch is latching into the door frame, if you’ve tried these steps and it hasn’t worked or you’re unsure, feel free to contact us using the information below so someone like myself can come out and repair this for you, thanks for watching.”

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