How to Remove Baldwin Door Levers

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Things You'll Need

  • Hex wrench

  • Screwdriver

Since 1946, Baldwin Hardware has been handcrafting hardware for doors, cabinets and other fixtures in residential and commercial installations. Their line of door hardware includes levers in a wide variety of styles, materials and color combinations. The Baldwin door lever itself is held in place by a small screw on the side of the lever. Removing a Baldwin door lever involves loosening this screw so the lever can be slipped out of place.


Step 1

Open the door containing the Baldwin door lever.

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Step 2

Place a block of wood between the edge of the door and the door frame. This will allow you to work on the Baldwin lever while the door is open.


Step 3

Look on the side of the lever for the small hole for the handle screw.

Step 4

Insert a hex wrench into the hole on the lever and turn counterclockwise until you feel the lever come loose.


Step 5

Pull the lever off the stem by pulling it towards you.

Step 6

Remove the dummy face plate, if present, by loosening the screws on either side with a screwdriver. Pull the face plate off the door.


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