Removing old lock
First thing first: Close the window and put the handle in open position ,remove the the screw that will be covered by the handle when handle is in close position. Now, put the handle in close position and remove the other screw and remove the old handle, careful as sometimes the screws are hidden behind plastic caps. Use a Stanley knife to remove the caps.
When buying a replacement, use the chart below for measurements to make sure it will fit.
Installing new lock
Now that you have removed the handle, measure the distance between the old screw holes to order the right window lock. See picture above
The new window lock will always come with a longer spindle. Take the old window lock and measure its spindle. Cut the new window lock spindle at the same length.
You can cut the spindle with an angle grinder or you can use a hand saw. Don’t forget to use goggles for your eyes safety.
Now that you have cut the spindle to the size you are ready to install the new window lock. This is a pretty straightforward task.
112 handyman Tips:
Keep the window in a closed position for an easy handle installation.
You can use the old screws if the new ones are longer and you don’t want to cut them to size. The new handle comes with plastic caps and they will cover the screws.
If you need a handyman to help you with changing the broken handle please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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