If you have a broken doorknob, you may find removing it challenging, but with the right tools and approach, you can successfully remove it. Here are some steps to guide you:
The following materials/tools are needed:
- Phillips or flathead screwdriver, as needed
- Allen wrench
- Replacement doorknob
How to Remove the Broken Doorknob
Determine whether your doorknob has exposed screws or hidden screws; exposed screws can be seen through the doorknob, whereas hidden screws may be hidden beneath a decorative cover.
A flathead screwdriver, if applicable, can be used to carefully pry off the decorative cover. Some covers are threaded, so they might also be removed by turning counterclockwise.
The screws that hold the doorknob together can typically be found either on the doorknob’s faceplate or collar, and should be removed with a screwdriver. There may also be screws on both sides of the door.The screws that hold the doorknob together can typically be found either on the doorknob’s faceplate or collar, and should be removed with a screwdriver. There may also be screws on both sides of the door.
You may need an Allen wrench to release the knob from the spindle or shaft if there is a release mechanism. Look on the shank of the knob for a small slot or hole. Insert an Allen wrench into this slot and turn counterclockwise.
Identify the screws securing the latch assembly to the edge of the door. Remove them and remove the latch assembly.
You can use pliers (if necessary) to grip and rotate the remaining spindle or shank if the knob is still stuck. Turn counterclockwise to remove it.
Upon removing the broken doorknob, clean the area and determine whether a replacement is needed. If you are installing a new doorknob, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
To avoid damaging the door or surrounding components, take your time and be patient during the process. If you encounter any difficulties, consult the manufacturer’s instructions or contact a professional.