How to Replace Bushing on Patio Door Handles // Broken Patio Door Handle — Handle Won’t Engage Lock
Many patio door handles are manufactured with plastic bushings, which are the small pieces within the handle mechanism that connect the handle to the spindle. These plastic bushings can crack over time or after much use, and that can render your handle unusable. An easy way to diagnose this problem: if one handle engages the lock but the other handle does not, the issue is likely a cracked bushing in the handle… NOT the lock itself.
Changing the bushing is an easy process. We recommend replacing your plastic bushing with a metal one, which will have a much longer life. These can be purchased at our website, http://www.allaboutdoors.com — just search for part #40050.