My door lock still looks quite new after many years. But the knob is
too easy to pull out. Somtimes I can even pull the knob off the "stem".
It's probably easy to fix. But I can't figure out. I put a picture at
Thanks for any advice.
See the rectangular slot on the top of the knob's shaft in the photo. A
corresponding tab should click into this hole when the knob is attached. If
the tab is misaligned or lost its spring and does not come up, the knob will
not lock onto the shaft. Knobs are cheap, get a replacement if the tab is
Or, if you've a drill handy, push the knob in all the way, drill an
appropriate sized hole right through the knob shank and the steel below
it and drive in a small self threading screw.
Because there's no locking stuff inside the shaft you don't have to
worry about damaging anything with the drill bit or screw.
Works for me...
On the side of the stem is a little tab that is supposed to stick out.
That goes into the hole in the side of the knob.
Push the knob on, and then line up the rectangle hole with the little
tab. Push the little tab in. slide knob on until the little tab shows
in the rectangle hole. Easier done than written.
Christopher A. Young
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