Fix UPVC Door Handle Problems

Try removing and then cleaning the handle.

  • Slightly loosen the screws that hold the handle to the door itself. Hopefully this will make the handle turn more easily.
  • Take the handle off the door and attempt to operate it while holding the back plate. If the handle does not work as it should, try lubricating the mechanism with grease. This should allow the handle to work and turn freely again.
  • If the problem is that the door is not latching shut properly, this could mean that the spring mechanism inside the lock has failed. To test for this problem, take the latch off of the door and try pressing it with your finger. This will need to be replaced if it does not spring back fully or does so but very slowly.

These are only a few hints and tips on how to repair door handles, you may need more than a replacement and if so it may be time to consider replacing the door as a whole for a more modern variant. There are many companies who can fit a new composite door, or indeed it is possible to order bespoke doors online and fit them yourself.