Introdução

This guide will instruct users how to replace a door frame's damaged strike plate. This will allow for the door's lock to catch onto the strike plate.

A strike plate might need to be replaced because it is too damaged to properly work. If the door's lock is not catching onto the strike plate and firmly staying in place, the strike plate may need to be replaced.

Peças

With a screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the strike plate in place.
  • With a screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the strike plate in place.

    • The screwdriver used during this guide will vary due to the size of the pre-existing screws.

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Remove the damaged strike plate from the door frame.
  • Remove the damaged strike plate from the door frame.

    • Depending on the type of strike plate, the strike plate may not remain in place after removing both of the screws.

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Replace the damaged strike plate with a new strike plate.
  • Replace the damaged strike plate with a new strike plate.

  • The holes of the new strike plate should align with the holes of the damaged strike plate. If they do not, new holes on the door frame would need to be drilled.

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Apply the new strike plate to the frame of the door, and ensure that the strike plate's holes are aligned with the drilled-in holes on the door frame.
  • Apply the new strike plate to the frame of the door, and ensure that the strike plate's holes are aligned with the drilled-in holes on the door frame.

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Screw in the top screw first, ensuring that the strike plate will remain in place. Then, screw in the bottom screw.
  • Screw in the top screw first, ensuring that the strike plate will remain in place. Then, screw in the bottom screw.

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Ensure that the strike plate is not loose by trying to wiggle the strike plate with your hand.
  • Ensure that the strike plate is not loose by trying to wiggle the strike plate with your hand.

    • If the strike plate budges, continue screwing in the screws until it does not budge.

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