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Zayah wrote at 2012-03-30 23:16:16
What I did was just unscrewed the part that goes into the wall, don't know what that's called, It took some messing with it but it finally came off, and just popped the outside handle off, which revealed to screws, unscrewed em and it just popped off. Hope this helped.

Bernie wrote at 2015-02-07 00:39:52
We had lever-style Harloc door knobs.  When the doorset was installed, the shaft of the knob slid over a second shaft that ran through the door to the other knob. Both shafts had slots that lined up with each other.  The second shaft had a groove in it.  Sitting in the groove was a wire shaped like a C on its side which acted like a spring.  The wire was seated directly underneath the slots.  The shaft of the knob had a ridge running from front to back which the slot bisected.  The ridge caught on the wire, keeping the knob on the door.  The objective of inserting a flathead screwdriver into the slot was to push down on the top of the wire, compressing it enough that it cleared the ridge, freeing the doorknob.  It took some elbow grease, pushing down into the slot while pulling on the door knob, but ultimately they all came off.  It helps me if I can visualize what supposed to happen.  Hope this helps you.


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