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Fix that loose door knob

How to fix a door knob: The secret weapon that will fix it for good!

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Frustrated with that wobbly door handle? We’ve got the guide on how to fix a door knob. Our secret weapon will provide a permanent hold, and let you shut the door on the problem for good!

The secret for fixing old door knobs for good!

Door knobs are one of the most used items in a home. Over time, the constant wear and tear of daily use can cause the screws in the handle to loosen. If you find yourself with a jiggly handle, or if you’re constantly fixing the same loose door handle, it might be time to pull out the secret weapon: Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242.

This handy little tube packs a powerful punch! It prevents threads from loosening from constant movement, but it can be easily removed with hand tools if necessary. It’s easy to apply, and protects threads from rust, making it perfect for fixing front door handles, too.

Tools required for fixing door knobs and handles

No matter what type of door handle you’re working with, a loose knob can typically be fixed with a simple tightening of the inner screws.

Here’s what you need to fix a loose door knob:

  • Screwdriver – that’s compatible with your handle
  • Small flathead screwdriver (or straightened paperclip depending on the type of handle)
  • Rag for wiping away any residue
  • Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242

How to fix a loose door knob

Once you’ve established what kind of handle you’re working with, and have collected the necessary tools, time to get to work. Here’s how to fix a loose door knob:

  1. Release the knob by wedging a flathead screwdriver in the release slot, or inserting a paperclip into the small hole to spring it off.
  2. Remove the rose to expose the inner screws of the door handle.
  3. Examine the condition of the screws: are they loose or broken? Are they still connecting the two handles?
  4. Remove the loose screws, replace if they’re broken or compromised beyond repair. 
  5. Clean screws with a wire brush to remove the coarse dirt. Then use a cloth with alcohol to remove any oil residues.
  6. Apply a bead of threadlocker on the cleaned or new screws. 
  7. Screw them back in place making sure the threadlocker is applied where the fasteners meet.
  8. Reassemble the door knob, tightening the screws to make sure everything is in place.
  9. Reinstall any covers, and test the handle and door to make sure it’s secure and functioning correctly.

Products used

  • Loctite Threadlocker Blue 6ml Tube
    Loctite Threadlocker Blue

    Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 is designed to lock and seal threaded fasteners and prevent loosening from vibration.

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