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Sliding Man 02-10-2010 06:40 PM

Remove door knob - no screws visible ?
Since this topic is here, does anyone know how to replace this knob? I want to replace it with a modern locking knob with key. I tried looking for screws, but no luck.

Kevin M. 02-10-2010 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Sliding Man (Post 397856)
Since this topic is here, does anyone know how to replace this knob? I want to replace it with a modern locking knob with key. I tried looking for screws, but no luck.

You need to stick a small screwdriver into the slot at the bottom of the knob (or possibly the top of the knob) which releases the catch, pull of the knob and plate cover and you will see the screws.


Maintenance 6 02-11-2010 11:53 AM

It's an old cheap Weslock. Look around the base of the interior knob where it enters the escutcheon. There is a spring loaded retainer protruding through a slot in the knob. Depress the retainer, slide the knob off. Then get under the edge of the escutcheon and pry that off. There is a retainer plate with 2 screws under that.

Sliding Man 02-12-2010 07:03 PM

Thanks! I got it off today.

Rmcentyre 05-15-2011 06:34 PM

Remove door knob
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Since this topic is here, does anyone know how to take this knob off so I can reinstall it?:(

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Bud Cline 05-15-2011 06:50 PM

Isn't that yet another release pin I see on the shaft of the knob on the right?:)

Rmcentyre 05-15-2011 07:48 PM

That's what I thought as well but the I believe is a hole to insert a tool to release the colar I can unscrew that until its off the threds but cant get the Knob off

Bud Cline 05-15-2011 11:13 PM

How about push the knob inward slightly then twist counterclockwise and pull. Have you tried that?:)

Maintenance 6 05-16-2011 06:21 AM

The knob in left of the picture is the one that will slide off. Look around the base othe knob. There is a small hole. Push a piece of wire through the hole to depress the spring loaded retainer. At the same time pull outward on the knob. It should slide off of the spindle. You may have to turn the knob back and forth until the retainer lines up with the hole.

SPS-1 05-16-2011 08:43 AM

RM, that looks exactly like the new Taymor set I have sitting on my desk. (but I suppose they pretty much all look alike) Like the others said, push a nail through the hole on on the base of the knob. But its the RH knob on my set. The hole does not line up perfectly with the spring loaded clip on my set, so I have to twist the knob a couple of degrees

Rmcentyre 05-16-2011 12:46 PM

I have try all thats suggested and it wont work I guess I will have to live with a nightmare as I dream of ways to get it off but when I try it won't work maybe I could take it to a lock smith and see if he knows

SPS-1 05-16-2011 01:23 PM

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See photograph. There is a piece of spring wire under there that needs to be depressed. Indeed it can be a little tricky if you have not done it before. Might help to have a second person pulling on the knob (not too hard) while you try to press the spring. In this photo, the knob is fully released, I just have it sitting on the end of the post. I removed the faceplate for a better picture. I bought the set new, and they give you the "key" in the foreground to push the spring, but it is just a piece of flat steel, about 1mm x 2mm at the tip. Now that I look closer, either knob will come off this way, but the instructions say remove this one, because there are two screws that are accessed when mounting.

Rmcentyre 05-16-2011 09:47 PM

It sure looks easy especially with the Key

but so far I have not been successful

will try again tomorrow when I am not so PO'ed:furious:

I will take better photos tomorrow and re post so u can take a better look
its not the end of the world just that I hate to be so stupid


Rmcentyre 05-17-2011 08:38 PM

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here's a new photo note: the spindle is threeded and has what looks like an alinement slot. I allied it the misalined it up a little to show in the photo

also took a shot of the other end note it has an O ring you can see when the collar is turned all the way out toward the Knob.

maybe if one were strong enough the knob could be unscrewed:thumbsup:

Guess I will be dreaming of this problem the rest of my life:laughing:

Rmcentyre 05-17-2011 08:42 PM

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O ring photo

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