How to replace a Multipoint Door Lock

24th January 2022

How to replace a Multipoint Door Lock

Multipoint Door Locks are a favoured choice in both residential and commercial properties, combining cost-effectiveness and durability to deliver consistently high-levels of protection. However, the installation and replacement process is renowned for being tricky, from finding the right lock to making sure everything works as it should, but our simple step-by-step guide should make things as easy as possible.

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Step 1:

The first step is to remove the long-threaded screws from the face edge of the door, ensuring the door is open while you do this. Next, you must remove the cylinder screw, this is the screw holding the Euro Cylinder in the door.


Step 2:

Unscrew the Spindle from the inside to remove the door handles, then remove the Euro Cylinder from the Multipoint Lock.


Step 3:

After you have done this, you should be able to remove the previous Multipoint Lock from the door. The best approach for removal is to start at the top of the door and ease the rest of the lock out until you reach the bottom strip.


Step 4:

Now it’s time to work on the new Multipoint Lock, to ensure that the new lock will fit in perfectly, you must place the old lock over the new one to make sure the lockcases, euro hole and spindle all match perfectly. To make sure you have the right length of the Multipoint, mark the position on the strip where the old and new lock meet and repeat on the bottom strip where necessary.


Step 5:

Cut along your markings with a hacksaw and discard those cuttings. After this, you should have a Multipoint Lock that fits perfectly in to the door. Fit the new lock in to the door and replace the Euro Cylinder, the Spindle and both handles, making sure they all fit back in correctly. Once these other components are placed in to the system, now you can add the screws and fixings for all components back in to the Multipoint Lock.


Step 6:

The best way to test if all previous steps have been performed correctly, is to try lifting the handles and turning to key to secure the lock. If the Multipoint Lock is in fact locked, the handles will be rigid if you attempt to press them down.


Step 7:

Now you need to test if the bolts are rollers of the Multipoint Lock are lining up the way they should. To test this, unlock the Multipoint Lock and press down the handles, then gently close the door, this will then unthrow the bolts. If everything is lined up the way it should be, you should be able to lift the handle up to the highest point and turn the key over. If this is the case, then installation is complete, but due to certain components being located in different positions, this is unlikely to be the case upon first installation.  


Step 8:

The next step is to remove the striking plates, with the exception of the middle plate that controls the latch and the deadbolt. Once this has been done, you should hear a click as the latch catches when the door is closed, then attempt to lift the handle. If the handle is lifted and the key can be easily turned, then everything is now in line as it should be. If this is not the case, this will be indicated either by the handle is stiff to lift or the key will not turn. In this instance, the central keep will need to be adjusted.


Step 9:

When replacing the striking plates, it is important to fit them in to the door one at a time and keep testing the door as you go along to make sure everything is working as it should. Refitting the plates one at a time also ensure that every plate is working perfectly, so if you run in to issues it is easier to correct the problem.


Step 10:

Once all components have been fitted back on to the door, test it one final time by closing the door, lifting the handle and turning the key over the lock, if the lock performs how it should, then installation is complete.


With this guide, we hope that next time you need to replace a Multipoint Door Lock, the process will be as simple and fuss-free as possible. Here at IronmongeryDirect, we stock a range of Multipoint Door Locks from top brands, including Yale and ERA. Find out more about our range here.

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