How to Remove an LSDA Interior Door Handle

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Things You'll Need

  • Large paper clip

  • Small flat-head screwdriver

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

LSDA makes a wide variety of exterior and interior door handles as well as door closers. Removing an LSDA interior door handle may seem next to impossible upon first glance, because there are no visible screws securing the two handles to the door. The securing screws are hidden behind the door knob plate on the inside side of the door. Accessing the screws requires removing the inside door knob or lever first.


Step 1

Look for a small hole on the neck of the door knob or lever next to the top of the decorative plate on the inside door handle.

Step 2

Straighten a large paper clip, and insert the paper clip into the hole. The resistance that you encounter is a retaining spring pin. Grasp the door knob or lever with one hand, and press the spring pin inward with the paper clip.

Step 3

Pull the handle away from the door, and remove the paper clip. Find the small notch on the decorative plate between the plate and the face of the door. Insert a small flat-head screwdriver into the notch and pry the plate away from the door to reveal the two securing screws.


Step 4

Remove the screws on the inner plate with a Phillips-head screwdriver. The inner plate is the portion the decorative plate covers. The screws thread into sleeves that secure the outside door handle. Pull the outside door handles and the inner plate away from the door.

Step 5

Unscrew the two screws securing the LSDA door latch to the edge of the door with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the door latch assembly out of the door.



Kenneth Crawford

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.