Replace window handle - quick change

Whether you might not like the old window handle from the optics, whether the handle may be damaged, or if you want to install a lockable window handle, the change is not particularly difficult and you only need a few minutes. Here we show you step by step how to exchange the window handle.

Exchange the window handle step by step

  • Window handle
  • Spray oil / WD40
  • screwdriver
  • Cutter knife
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1. Hide

First, you need to level the handle to get access to the screws that connect the handle to the window. Then you can usually just twist the cover that sits over the screws. Some decorative bezels may be glued. Then you have to carefully loosen it with a craft knife.

2. Unscrew the screws and pull off the handle

As easy as it sounds to unscrew two screws, it can happen that these screws are particularly tight. If necessary, spray a little oil on the screws to avoid ruining the screw head. If you have to drill out the screw first, you have a significant amount of work to do.

With the screws unscrewed, you can pull the handle off quite easily. Now thoroughly clean the place where the grip panel has been placed. Most of the time, the new handle doesn't have quite the same shape as the holder.

3. Fit a new window handle

You must first adjust the new window handle to the same position as the old one when it was removed. Then the square is pushed into the window frame. You can even reuse the old screws if you like. Most of the handles also come with new screws. These should be tightened firmly so that the handle has no play. Now only the new cover has to be closed again and the new window handle is ready for use.

Tips & Tricks Especially on the ground floor, you should use lockable window handles when replacing them. These are hardly more expensive than conventional window handles, but they ensure significantly increased security against burglars. They can also overcome a lockable handle, but it usually takes too long and is too labor-intensive. As a result, the burglars then usually look for an object that is more accessible.