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How to tighten a door handle

How to tighten a door handle


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How to tighten a door handle

How to tighten a door handle

As your door handle is essential for the ability to enter and exit your house it is used so frequently it will become loose over time. Tightening your handle is very straightforward and can be done quite easily, all you will need is an appropriate screwdriver. Take a look at our photos below for a simple step by step on how to tighten your door handle.


The image above is a prime example of the looseness caused and how a gap can be so easily made by inserting a small object between the door frame and the handle itself. This gap is a great indication that your door handle has loosened and needs to be tightened before it causes any damage to the operation of the handle. Once tightened you will not be able to wedge get any object in between the door and your handle but you do need to be wary on how much you tighten as you only want to secure the handle and you don’t want to damage your door frame by tightening too much.

Tools you will needDuration
Screwdriver5 minutes

Follow these 3 simple steps

Step 1

Step 1

First, make sure the door you are working on is propped open or is secured safely, so this procedure is easier to complete without the worry of the door closing mid-operation. Begin by locating your screws Composite door handles typically have two screws holding them in place, and they will be located on the inside of the door for security. If you’re struggling to locate the screws, they will most likely be covered by caps for aesthetic purposes.

Step 2

Using your Phillips-head Screwdriver tighten the top screw. Make sure you cannot make any gap between the door frame and handle once it is tightened. Don’t tighten too much as this could cause damage to the door frame.

Step 2
Step 3

Step 3

Using your Phillips-head Screwdriver tighten the bottom screw. Make sure you cannot make any gap between the door frame and handle once it is tightened. Don’t tighten too much as this could cause damage to the door frame.