schlage interior door knob - help

sdelloDecember 23, 2012

I have a schlage interior knob set (no lock) on the door to the basement. My son lost his footing and grabbed the knob. He didn't fall down the stair fortunately, but he yanked the knob off. It is a typical brass knob and has a single indent on one side. For the life of me I can't figure out how to securely reattach the knob. There are slots in the lock "stem" that it will slide on but it won't "lock" into place. I'm starting to think it was press fit at the factory and my best solution is to remove the mechanism and force the knob back on.

Can anyone provide any insight?


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if there is a small hole near the base of the knob that's what holds it in place. It fits over an pin on the part in the door, its spring loaded so press it in with a flat screwdriver and slide the knob on until it snaps into the hole on the knob.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 9:42AM
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I appreciate the reply, but there are no holes or anything that looks like a snap clasp.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 10:11AM
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What series lockset?

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 12:34PM
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The handle looks like this

Here is a link that might be useful: Byron

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 4:01PM
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Here are install instructions for schlage locks note how you remove the knobs to switch them.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 12:12PM
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I have installed Schlage locks in my home and they work pretty much as others here have described. Never saw a pressed-on knob.
It probably took quite a yank to break and something is now bent or distorted badly. It might be best to just buy a new lockset. They are not super-expensive.
Be thankful your son was not seriously hurt
Best of luck.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 11:39PM
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stash - thanks for the link, I found that online too. This is an interior set with no locks so the set up is different.

bondrey102: I've done door sets before too and I hadn't seen a pressed-on knob before either. I agree that the best fix is to just pick up a new knob. I don't know exactly how he managed it. He's 20 yo and luckily did not fall down the stairs.

FWIW I took out the two screws and the halves split in the middle with a knob and cover plate going to each side. For the short term, I banged the loose knob back on with a hammer. It's not straight and has some wiggle but at least it operates and stays on for now. I'll pick up a new knob set one of these days.

Thanks to all who posted for the input.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 11:33AM
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The document toward the end has instructons for interior door latch sets.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:20PM
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Dexter is made by Schlage and the knob sets are fixed and are put together with 2 screws.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 12:11PM
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