You don't need a locksmith to replace a faulty lockset on an interior door. It's a simple job anyone can tackle in less than 15 minutes. For many novice do-it-yourselfers, however, the most difficult part is the first step: removing the doorknob.
Steps for Removing a Doorknob
- On most locksets, the mounting screws are concealed, so at first glance there doesn't seem to be a way to disassemble the knob. Here's the secret: Look closely at the shank of the interior doorknob and you'll see a tiny slot or hole.
- Push the tip of a narrow-blade screwdriver or nailset into the hole.
- Tug on the knob and it will slide right off.
- Then pry off the round decorative plate, called the rose, to expose the screws that hold the lockset onto the door.