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I am having difficulty removing a Parker lockset from a steel door.  I suspect it is a commercial version.  There are no screws visible on either side of the door.  There are also no setscrews visible on either doorknob.  I am able to "pop" the interior faceplate loose so that I can see the screws on the rosette but can't reach them to remove them.  The only thing visible on the interior side is a small U shaped wire between the faceplate and the doorknob.  I am unsure how to remove the interior doorknob so I can remove the interior faceplate so I can remove the entire lock.  Any help greatly appreciated.

Hello John,

There should be a small hole toward the back of the inside knob.  Using a small probe (paperclip or similar) press down in that hold to move the retainer as you slide the knob off.  Once that's off,  you can remove the rose and access the screws.

If you don't have a small hole in the back area of the knob, send a photo of what you do have.



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