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Door Handle broken any help?

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suspended6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I have a pvc back door but the handle has gone sort of limp. It locks Ok but the handle seems very loose. does anyone know if it easy to fix hopefully or is it a new door handle.
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suspended6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
does it pull right off ?
banned#2
there might me a small screw in the handle that you need an allen key to tighten it up
suspended#3
dog_cop
there might me a small screw in the handle that you need an allen key to tighten it up


No it does not pull off and I have already tried to tighten with allen key, I think it maybe inside.
#4
Do you know any men?
suspended#5
thesaint
Do you know any men?


Yes I'm married to one but unless its green and belongs in a garden he's useless with anything else!
#6
thesaint
Do you know any men?


what are you implying :p:p
#7
i would also like to know this as i have the same problem
#8
bluebindy123
Yes I'm married to one but unless its green and belongs in a garden he's useless with anything else!


You should've got to know him first!
I would say it's broken, the best thing is to take it off and see if you can see anything obviously broken. UPVC door handles are not usually an easy DIY fix though.

michelleleemoo
what are you implying :p:p


Women + Tools = Disaster


(Yeah I said it)
#9
I used to make pvc doors for about 6 years, On the inside of yr door there is 2 screws holding the handles on, undo them and both handles will come out as the screws go all the way thru the door and just screw in to the back of the outside handle. There may be a metal U shaped bar going around the inside of the handle (acts like a spring), if its broken then it will need replacing. Or, there will be a few springs, maybe they have popped out of position. I would just buy some new handles, its easier and you know you will have no problems with them for ages and they will look better because they are new. its up to you.
#10
thesaint
You should've got to know him first!
I would say it's broken, the best thing is to take it off and see if you can see anything obviously broken. UPVC door handles are not usually an easy DIY fix though.



Women + Tools = Disaster


(Yeah I said it)


some men are a disaster with their tools too :whistling:

(yeah I went there :p:p)
#11
Snap - my back door handle was the same!
If we have exactly the same problem then I don't think it's the handle - it may be the locking mechanism that holds the handle.

The same thing happened to my back door - It still locked OK, just the handle would point down slightly.

If you open the door and look at the edge that would be against the door frame when its closed, you should see a long metal strip from top to bottom that includes the latch bit in the middle that goes in when you pull the handle down. That whole piece is the locking mechanism and looks something like this when it's not in the door...

[CENTER]http://www.handlesandhinges.co.uk/assets/images/autogen/a_ferco_lcok_mech2.jpg[/CENTER]

It should be farly easy to replace but if you do it yourself make sure you get the right size locking mechanism with the right amount of rollers/bolts/hooks (the bits that stick out and move up or down when you lock the door).

This page may help you work out what you need.

Obviously we may not have the same problem so don't go replacing your locking mechanism without being 100% sure that's what is wrong. It looks like it will cost at least £70-ish.
If your door still locks OK then in my experience you don't need to rush, my handle was limp for a good few months before I fixed it.

Good luck.
suspended#12
It does look and when you have the door open and then lock as inabove picture all five locking do come out so the mechanism seems Ok just that the handle now has no substance to it and hangs dow looking sad. Thanks for all your help and will have another look at this later.
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bluebindy123
Yes I'm married to one but unless its green and belongs in a garden he's useless with anything else!


Paint the handle green and stick some lettuce leaves on it :thumbsup:
1 Like #14
Its not always the handles nor is it always the locking mechanism that is the problem!

Very often you find this problem with Front door handles as the spindle between the handles is in 2 pieces to stop someone following you into your house but it comes with its own problems the spindles hang loose in the mechanism and the door usually because the spindles came with the the original door handles and have never been changed since if the inside door handle is fine and the outside is loose its more than likely where the spindle has worn inside the old handles. I would put some PTFE tape or some thin masking tape around the spindles that might be causing the problem and re fit the door handles, you should find this fixes the problem. Be sure to do both ends of the spindle as it may fit in the door handle and be loose in the mechanism. This is really common in mechanisms 5+ years old if its any older you may find its the mechanism that has gone aswell its usually caused by people over turning the lever when trying to lock/unlock the doors.

Im not a trained professional but my door mechanism went and had to replace it myself so stripped and re fitted the door locks several times while trying to fix it all.

hope that helps.
#15
im sure they fixed this problem... 10 months ago.
#16
Aww... bless.
This thread is going to save someone a shed load of worry sometime.
#17
I found this useful little site if anyone still comes across this thread doorhandleparts.co lots of springs available

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