Asked on May 9, 2017

How can I change door knobs that have no visible screws?

WilliamHarmy TabGail


I have a set of old, ugly door knobs in my house that I'd like to replace, but I can't figure out how to do it. There are no visible screws on the knobs themselves, only on the strike plate, which has been painted in place. HELP?! The only thing I can see for access on one knob is a tiny slit, but it's not even big enough for a flat head screw driver, or drill bit.
4 answers
  • Gail
    on May 9, 2017

    Sometimes a tiny screw is located on the inside bottom round plate under the knob.
    • Missy Burch
      on May 10, 2017

      that was helpful- ty. but the new knob is too big. so now i have no way to safely enlarge the hole. so I'm at a loss. I'm not going to take off the door, use a jig saw & destroy my door. i give up. i never should have even bothered. this is what i get for buying stuff at restore! ugh
  • Harmy Tab
    on May 10, 2017

    Often they have a little notch next to door side of the knobs trim ring, just big enough for a flat screwdriver to fit in. Pop that ring loose and your screws should be easy to access.
  • William
    on May 10, 2017

    Could you past some photos?
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