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Handle broke and can't screw in the bottom screw of the new handle

The new handle has a place for a screw to be screwed in on the top part of the handle but the bottom part has no hole for a screw. Not sure how to attach the new handle. It looks like I will need to take the door apart to somehow screw the bottom screw in somewhere.

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Bottom plate of the handle has a keyhole shape in the door-face of it
to go over a mushroom headed screw already secured in the door
tap the old broken handle down the door and it will pop off the screwhead
then
set the new handle sideways on the door, top end out into empty space, and pull it into place on the screw head,
rotate the handle top over the door and screw it into place, dont flex the handle much to twist it in place, they are brittle, and break

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    AlmostBob Oct 14, 2008

    sorry, the first word should have been



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    as in



    Usually the bottom plate of the handle has a keyhole shape in the door-face of it
    to go over a mushroom headed screw already secured in the door
    tap the old broken handle down the door and it will pop off the screwhead
    then
    set the new handle sideways on the door, top end out into empty space, and pull it into place on the screw head,
    rotate the handle top over the door and screw it into place, dont flex the handle much to twist it in place, they are brittle, and break

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