Prob installing front door handle

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  1. Dec 15, 2010 #1

    CaPpedDoG

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    Hello! I am trying to install a new front handle but I'm having an issue. When I tighten the 2 screws (circled in red) the thumb handle becomes very tight and will not 'release' back. I then have to loosen the screws and it goes back to normal. With the screws this loose, the door handle will be wobbly. What should I do?

    Thanks in advance,

    Brian

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  2. Dec 16, 2010 #2

    TheDoorGuy

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    Hi there,
    Sounds like you have a misalignment of the three parts.
    You want to make sure that the spindle and alignment shafts
    are going through their spaces in the latch mechanism without binding.

    I agree that you don't want the face screws to be loose but you
    can back off the two screws that hold the latchbolt in place just
    a half turn without causing a problem. That might free up the mechanism.

    What type of lock do you have?...Looks like maybe Weslock?

    TheDoorGuy
     

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