Follow our helpful process here to make your next project a success and to ensure your door is properly secured.
- Safety glasses
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Ring wrench (or paper clip)
- Allen wrench
- New thumbturn
- New cylinder
Steps to complete
Step 1) Remove cylinder screw
Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the cylinder screw on the side of the locking mechanism.
Step 2) Remove thumbturn
Using the allen wrench, loosen the set screw and pull the thumbturn from the cylinder.
Step 3) Cylinder alignment
Using the ring wrench (or paper clip) insert into the cylinder lock and pull downward to release the spring tension. Press the cylinder through the back side of the mechanism.
Step 4) Cylinder removal
Pull the old cylinder out of the locking mechanism.
Step 5) New cylinder install
Align the drive tab with the rest of the cylinder assembly and then slide the new cylinder into it's housing.
Now is the time to reinstall the cylinder screw.
Step 6) Replacement thumbturn install
Place the new thumbturn on to the cylinder rod and use an allen wrench to tighten the set screw. The installation is now complete.