How to remove a schlage doorknob

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How to remove a schlage doorknob
Schlage doorknobs can be found on a variety of doors. (white door image by green 308 from

Schlage manufactures a wide range of home security solutions, including standard doorknobs. The existing Schlage doorknobs in your home eventually may need to be removed for replacement for whatever reason. While the decorative outer elements of Schlage doorknobs vary from model to model, the interior structure and locking mechanisms are virtually the same. You can remove a Schlage doorknob using one tool and the right technique.

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  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Unscrew the two screws holding the outer chassis of the Schlage doorknob in place with a Phillips screwdriver and remove the screws.

  2. 2

    Separate the two sides of the doorknob from the lock mechanism by pulling them away from the door.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the two screws holding the latch cover in the side of the door with a Phillips screwdriver, and remove the latch cover.

  4. 4

    Slide the door latch out through the side of the door.

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