I need to replace the door handle mechanism because it's stuck. In order to do that, I need to take apart the door handles but there are just two holes under each handle. It doesn't seem that the hole has a screw inside. I tried to put screw-driver inside, it looks like nothing moves then I do that. And a metal round thing around the handle doesn't have any holes to release handles also.

enter image description here

enter image description here

  • 1
    The handle in the top picture has a set screw, visible in the picture - you need an Allen Wrench. Loosen this and the whole thing should come apart.
    – tahwos
    Jan 11, 2020 at 21:33

1 Answer 1


That little hole that doesn't have a screw inside actually does have a screw. It's an set screw and needs a special tool to remove it. You'll need a set of allen wrenches. You can pick up a set at your favorite home store.

enter image description here

  • Thank you! Didn't think about that one Jan 11, 2020 at 15:26
  • I was able to remove one side, but the other side doesn't move, neither I can pull out the shaft inside (shaft in a middle which holds both handles). Any suggestions? Jan 11, 2020 at 15:40
  • 2
    Update you question and add some pictures of what you've got now.
    – JACK
    Jan 11, 2020 at 16:12
  • Fixed the problem, had to spin counter-clockwise metal cover in order to reveal screws. Thanks Jan 12, 2020 at 18:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.