upvc door handles

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    Unable to remove long screws from ext uPVC door back plates

    Hi all, I am trying to replace my door handle/cylinder on an ext uPVC door but the 2 screws at the top and bottom would not unscrew with a manual screw driver/ electric screw driver The back plates have plastic caps at the tops and bottoms through where the back plates are screwed on. I have...
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    ERA conservatory door catch stuck halfway

    The single large uPVC external door won’t close: the wedge shaped catch is jammed halfway and will not retract or move at all: and the spindle cannot shift it. I’m not talking about the multi-point locking system, just the normal open and shut with the handle movement – a single catch on the...
  3. R

    Upside down UPVC door!?!

    Yes, you read the title correctly - I have an upside down UPVC door that needs to be righted. I think the previous owners were a bit 'out there' as the dude just laughed with no explanation when I pointed it out during viewing... Anyway, is this a relatively straightforward task to right? I...
  4. S

    How to open door with a shattered spindle follower

    My uPVC patio door handle recently stopped working. When I took the handle off and removed the spindle, I found that the 'follower' (square hole that the spindle goes in to) has shattered. I've attached a photo where you can see that the bottom and right side of the follower has broken off. I...
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    Split Spindle Problem

    A few weeks ago I changed the handle set on a UPVC door, replacing a worne-out pair of Hoppe handles (with snip) with exactly the same Hoppe handle set. I re-used the split spindle that was already in place. It all worked for a few weeks, but this morning the outside handle did not do its job...
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    UPVC Tilt and Slide Patio Door

    I am trying to replace a damaged handle on my tilt and slide patio door. I have a new one, but cannot get it to unlock, and I can't even begin to imagine what I can be doing wrong! How many ways are there to turn a key in a lock??? I thought it was defective and had a replacement sent, but...
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    Problem With UPVC Door Handle

    Hi everyone, I'm having trouble removing a UPCV door handle and wondered if anyone can help please? See photos. I have taken out the two screws that hold the handle in place - most videos or explanations on the internet explain that this should be it, job done, and that the handles should...
  8. M

    Can’t remove euro cylinder can’t access screw

    Hi please help I can’t remove the Euro cylinder screw from my UPVC door as the mullion plastic plate is difficult to remove, the top lock needs to be removed so the white plate can be slid out from the top but I can’t remove the top lock any advice how to remove it thanks
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    UPVC Door handles.

    Hi All I currently have a problem with loose handles to UPVC doors - the handles are secured to the spindle by a hex retaining screw. When I try to tighten the screw (image 1) it tightens but then the handle loosens again shortly afterwards. I have tried to remove the screw to see if any damage...