Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

How to Replace the Lock Set

Noah Glaser

Visitors: 1,188

Locksets which come under the doorknob assembly are available in differing levels of security and wide range and variety of styles. They can be bought from any of the hardware store (Lowe's, Home Depot). These locksets can be ornate in brass and can cost from twenty dollars upto three hundred to four hundred dollars. It doesn't matter which design or style of lockset is being used, the procedure of installing or removing them is more or less same. Most of these sets are easy to install and can be easily taken apart, especially those which you might have bought from a specialty or department store. Amongst the most secure and inexpensive locksets are known as Brinks Locks.

Two basic locksets available are the spring latch and the deadbolt. Although spring lathes are much easier to install but the deadbolts are more secure.

Deadbolt Locks:
The knob outside has a keyhole while knob inside has the button for locking.

1. Firstly, unscrew the inner knob. Usually it has 2 exposed screws; you simply have to remove them. Outside portion is free; inside half will pull off and hence by pulling it out, it can be removed. If you are not ale to visualize the screws, you should look closer and check for a small button along the shaft.

2. Then remove the cover finding small notched opening. Then slip your screwdriver and pop off the cover.

3. Remove 2 screws that hold the lock and the faceplate can be removed easily.

Assembling the locksets:
The procedure of assembling is the same as the dismantling but the only difference is that it is done in the reverse direction.

1. Firstly insert the lockset in the opening from the outer side.
2. Now, using 2 screws install the faceplate.
3. Snap the cover along the bent wire latch which holds it in position.
4. Then depressing the latch on shaft, slide the knob on the shaft.
5. At last, check your lock by locking and unlocking it several times and make sure that the key should move freely.

Do It Yourself Tutorials and Home Repair


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
The Warded Lock
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Technical terms in Lock-smithing and Lock-picking

by: Julius Neilson (March 08, 2010) 
(Home Improvement/Security)

Life Lock Review Do it Yourself Or Life Lock?

by: Brenda Mohney (July 22, 2008) 
(Legal/Identity Theft)

The Right Lock Repair: Needs In NYC

by: Ariel Katz (December 17, 2011) 
(Home Improvement/Security)

Lock Bumping

by: Ellen Bell (September 17, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

How to Lock Out the Car Thieves

by: Andrew Regan (December 07, 2008) 

Fix Xbox 360 Lock Ups Yourself

by: Jack Bush (December 08, 2009) 
(Computers and Technology/Games)

A Lock Will Only Work When You Use It.

by: Mitzi Kirwan (August 01, 2012) 
(Home Improvement/Security)

Lock Bumping

by: Bob Johnsan (July 09, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)

Lock Picking

by: Mykel Gold (July 08, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

The Warded Lock

by: Mykel Gold (July 08, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Security)