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How to replace a window handle

How to replace a window handle


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How to replace a window handle

How to replace a window handle

Wear and tear on handles is very normal as it is said we open and close our windows countless times a day. But when our handles get loose and harder to use it can become frustrating and more difficult to complete our daily window functions. Luckily this is a very easy fix. All you need is a replacement window handle, a screwdriver and 5 minutes of your time to complete. Take a look at our short and simple video or take a look below it for our photo step by step guide.


Tools you will needDuration
Manual or Electric Screwdriver
Replacement Handle
5 minutes

Simple 8 step process

Follow the simple steps below to replace your window handle.

Step 1

Step 1

First, you will need to open your window and keep your window handle in the open position.

Step 2

Secondly, most handles usually have screw covers for aesthetic purposes. These are usually located above the handle and sometimes below the handle when it's open as shown.

Step 2
Step 3

Step 3

Remove the screw caps from the handle using a thin and narrow object, for example, a flat-headed screwdriver or a butter knife.

Step 4

Once removed unscrew the top and bottom screws of your handle. While you are removing you will need to keep hold of the handle in case it falls as you don't want the handle to break further or fall and hurt you.

Step 4
Step 5

Step 5

When you have removed the handle, take your new handle and make sure that you move this to the same position that you took the old handle off, in the open position.

Step 6

Place the new handles spindle into the same hole as the old one was in.

Step 6
Step 7

Step 7

Proceed by holding the handle in place and screwing the new screws in.

Step 8

Once fixed in place, put the screw caps back in if the new handle has any.

Step 8