How to Fix a Loose Door Knob or Handle

- Mar 02, 2019-

Loose doorknobs or handles is something all homeowners and businesses have to deal with at some point in time. Whether the handle pulls away from the door or jiggles when trying to open it, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a nuisance for your employees or customers. The good news, fixing a loose doorknob, or one that has completely fallen off, is not too difficult.

Reasons Doorknobs or Handles Become Loose

There are many reasons why a doorknob or door handle becomes loose. Some include:

  • It becomes wobbly or loose over time and needs to be adjusted and made tight again.

  • It is aged and subjected to buildup of dirt, dust and other pollutants that hinders the operation of the handle or lock.

  • It has a loose or missing screw in the door plate.

  • The door handle’s locking mechanism might be malfunctioning.