How To Replace New Patio Door Lock

Jamming or breaking of patio door locks is a very common problem for all the house owner’s that have such doors in their house. This is a common problem because the frequency of locking and unlocking of these doors always remains high and that leads the locks to various damages. This is a situation that you cannot control, but you can easily replace the patio door lock with a new one in easy manner. However, you must need to know the right method about how to replace new patio door lock with old one. And if you have no idea how to do it, then also you don’t have to worry because below I am sharing a guide that can tell you how to replace new patio door lock with old one in easy manner.

Patio Door Lock

Get the essentials:

Before you start the lock replacement process, you need to get all the essential tools for same. If you don’t have all the right tools, then it will be impossible for you to do any kind of work including replacement of new patio door lock. Other than this, you also need to get the right kind of replacement locks as well that can fit well in your current patio door locks. In order to find the exact replacement locks, you can check the model number of your patio door locks and you can get new locks for same model. Other than this, you will also need screwdriver and replacement screws to fix the locks. Arranging these things should be easy, but it is important that you do all the arrangement before starting the work. In few situations, you may also need a drill machine depending on your replacement method.

Do the removal work:

In order to replace the patio door lock, first you need to remove the handles. You can do that using a Philips screwdriver. With this screwdriver you can unscrew all the screws in a careful manner so it does not fall into the latch. After removing of handle, you need to remove the screws of lock as well. You can do that also using a screwdriver and once these screws are removed, then you only need to take out the latch mechanism in a careful manner. Here, you need to make sure that you don’t break anything else in the replacement part.

Patio Door Lock

Get a new lock.

If you don’t already have a new repayment lock, then now is the time when you got a new lock. You can take this old patio door lock to your nearest hardware store and you can buy a new one for this. If you will show the old door lock to the hardware store vendor, he will help you find an exactly new lock for this. This should be this easiest method to get a new lock for your replacement. And if you already got the same one before starting the work, then you can move to next step for replacement of patio door lock

Do the cleaning:

Now before you fix a new patio door lock, it is advised that you do the cleaning of latch and slider for better result. To install a new lock you will have to shut to doors and if latches and sliders are not properly cleaned, then you may find troubles in it. For better cleaning you can take the help of brush, air presser or other tools if needed. You should make sure that there is nothing between the doors and slider and it should shut properly and tightly before you insert new lock in it.

Shut the door:

After the cleaning part is done, you shouldn’t have much trouble to shut the door. When you shut the door, make sure it remains shut until you fix the lock. If needed, you can take the help of some other people as well for this. They just need to hold the door in the same position until you replace the lock. This is not a tough job, but people need to give time for this with dedication as lock replacement may need few minutes. Hence, when you choose someone to hold the door for you, make sure you inform them about this basic thing.

Patio Door Lock

Position the lock:

Now you are done with all the basic work and prerequisites, you need to make sure the lock is positioned at a proper place. If you don’t place it in a proper position, then you may not get proper locking after fixing the lock. So, take your time and do it carefully without having any kind of hurry. This should not take much time, but still you should do it with extreme care. Also, you should not have much trouble positioning the lock because you can use the old lock position to identify the exact spot unless you are fixing the lock to some other place.

Fix the lock:

After positioning the lock, you need to fix it. If you are fixing it at a new place, then you need to do some drilling for screws. However, I would advise you not to use any new place for this. Instead of that I would strongly recommend you to use only the old place for fixing the lock. It will not only save your time, but it will also increase the chances of accuracy as well. After you finalize it then just tighten the screws and you should be good to go. Now you can check if it is working properly or not. If you did everything right, then you should not have any trouble or problem in it and you should be able to get good outcome easily.

Although the methods, that I shared are very easy and straight forward, but still some people may find it tough or difficult. In case you feel above method or guide about how to replace new patio door lock is difficult, then I would advise you not to get into this at all. Instead of that, I would suggest you to contact some other experts that are well aware about this work.


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