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Upvc front door handle
Hello, I changed the inside front door handle, but now from the outside you can open the door. Whereas before, if you closed the front door and you are outside, you cannot open it, I would like to have it as before. I'm not sure what I have done wrong, inside the handle there is 2 spindles. Please help!
I think you will find these are the new style handles. Before, too many people were locking themselves out of the house and having to call a locksmith.
Answered 23rd Oct 2013
You have probably disturbed the original key locking positioning which determines whether the exterior handle can operate the door lock or not.
When disassembling these type of exterior door handles, I always make sure no mechanisms are moved/rotated.
Look for standard fitment marks that are often on the interior of the mechanism for ease of installation when the lock was first fitted.
Answered 18th Jan 2014