The failure of mechanisms within the door knob will make it very difficult to get the door to open. This could cause a huge amount of problems, from getting stuck in a room to getting stuck out of it.
Fixing the issue is often relatively easy, but in certain circumstances you will need to replace the door knob. To find out if your door knob needs replacing, follow the steps below.
Using some lubricant, such as WD-40 or similar, spray over the top of the mechanism and keep turning the handle to work it into the components.
You’ll want to have a good look on both sides of the mechanism for any signs of rust. If there are signs of rust, use a wire brush to remove it and then spray with lubricant to aid proper function.
If the above steps don’t work for you, the problem could be with the mortice door latch.
There is a chance that the latch in your door is caught on something and, therefore, misaligned. Use a flathead screwdriver to try and free the latch. Do this by placing it above the latch and below to try to free the latch from obstructions.
Take it Apart
If none of the above steps worked for you, you may need to completely dissemble your door knob to find the problem. Take the whole door hardware off and take it apart. Look for anything unusual that may be causing the failure, such as breakages. If there are any obstructions, remove them and try the knob again.
Time for a new door knob
If all of the steps above do not work for you or if our find a breakage in a component of your door knob – it’s likely time to replace it.
Do not worry we have a huge collection of door knobs for you to choose from here at Hiatt Hardware and can guarantee you’ll find something that is just right.
If you need any assistance in finding the right door knob, feel free to get in touch or take a look at our other blogs and you may find the information you need.