Schlage lock knob hard to turn

I just installed 2 Schlage keyed entry sets on my home, Geo knobs.
My wife who has minimal handstrength has a lot of trouble turning the
inside lock knob (locking knob, not the big knob). Is there a way to loosen
it up?
mr bill
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Mr.Bill
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loosen the 2 inside screws a bit, and move the inside lock part... you are 'not centered' on that part... once you find the spot it turns easy, then tighten the screws... ALSO, you could have 1 screw tighter than the other, putting that part in a bind... --Shiva--
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--Shiva--
Shiva has given you the fix, but if the Mrs. is still having problems you can talk to your local locksmith and get the same knob style in a lock with a push button so your wife would not have to grip or twist anything.
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Roger Shoaf
It sounds as though something is mis-aligned. Loosen the whole set back up move it around a bit and see if that doesn't fix it.
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Putyourspamhere
I agree with what you just said but I might one more idea. If the wife really has strength problems, then move to a lever set rather than a knob. I have done that for a customer of mine who suffers from severe arthritis in her hands. After changing knobs to levers, she never had another problem.
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Jack
we all missed something, MAYBE...
she cant turn the lock BUTTON..... which 'I think', necessitates a change in brands... to a push the button to lock...
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
I'm sorry then, from the way I read that, it sounded like she was having difficulties turning the knob.
My bad
Jack
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Jack
I do believe your first answer may correct the problem. news:bk1u1o$fla$0@63.78.119.99 if not ? this one sure will..
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"Key
If realligning doesn't work, take the inside knob off, and the outside knob off. Where the thin metal locking shaft goes into the knob (0utdoor knob) give it a snort of WD-40. Should help. For a few months till the WD dries up.
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Stormin Mormon

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