DIY Guide- Replacing Balcony Sliding Door Handles

  • jack kun
  • 2024/07/02
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Tired of fiddling with sticky or rusty balcony sliding door handles? Take control of your home’s convenience with this step-by-step guide to replacing them yourself.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Arm yourself with a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a new handle set.

Step 2: Remove Old Handles

Locate the screws securing the inside handle. Remove them carefully using the Phillips head screwdriver. On the outside, use the flathead screwdriver to pry off the cover plates. Then, remove the screws holding the outer handle.

Step 3: Detach Lock Mechanism

Inside the door, locate the lock mechanism connected to the inner handle. Remove the screws holding it in place. Gently separate the lock from the handle, freeing the latch.

Step 4: Install New Handles

Insert the new inner handle into the door. Secure it with the screws you removed earlier. On the outside, slip the handle through the hole and align it with the screws. Tighten them using the pliers.

Step 5: Reattach Lock Mechanism

Slide the lock mechanism into place on the inside of the door. Secure it with the screws. Ensure it engages with the handle correctly.

Step 6: Replace Cover Plates

On the outside, snap the cover plates back into place over the screws. They should fit snugly.

Step 7: Test the Handles

Slide the handles to check for smooth operation. Ensure the lock mechanism functions properly. If any resistance is encountered, adjust the screws or check for misalignment.


Congratulations, you’ve successfully replaced your balcony sliding door handles, restoring the ease of opening and closing your balcony. Enjoy the peace of mind and convenience of knowing you tackled a home improvement project like a pro!

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