Broken latch on my Cole-Sewell storm door
May 8, 2011
I have a Cole-Sewell storm door, about 18 years old. They are out of business and I cannot find a replacement part. The interior latch has broken, and I would like to keep the exterior hardware. In the attached pictures, I have the exterior hardware and interior hardware. The white interior piece has broken, such that the latch does not hold to the white block. In the picture (IMG-3742.jpg) with my hand holding a white ring, that piece broke off of the latch, and cannot be fixed (re-attached).
Do you have a replacement piece that would fit where the white interior handle currently fits? And align with the exterior handle?
The white block has mounting holes that are 1 3/4 inches apart, with the center hole midpoint between them. The white block is 3/4 inch thick, which is important, in that it aligns with the latch on the door frame.
May 13, 2011
Thank you for your patience. We are currently researching possible replacement handles and will post an update as soon as more information becomes available.
May 24, 2011
I have the same problem. I need a inside latch for my Cole Sewall storm door
May 24, 2011
I also need a handle for my cole sewell storm door
June 1, 2011
I have a customer who needs one also. Its been two weeks Mike. Do you have one or not.
June 6, 2011
I have the same Cole Sewell door, urgently need an inside latch or replacement set. If you can find a solution to this problem, you will make quite a few people happy!
June 6, 2011
I am also looking to replace the handle on my Cole Sewell storm door.
June 11, 2011
I also need a replacement handle for a Cole Sewell storm door, any help would be greatly appreciated.
June 12, 2011
I have the same problem. Door is fine but need the inside latch or a complete replacement.
June 12, 2011
I also have the same door and need replacement handle
June 18, 2011
i have a cole sewell storm door put in @1990, the door handle is broken , i would like to buy a replacement handle . i founnd the registration # on the inside of the screen door. 09240296042, will you help me locate a new handle thank you my name is steve
July 18, 2011
I have a Cole Sewell storm door and I need a handle for it.
August 30, 2011
I have a sand colored Cole Sewell storm door. I called Pella for a replacement screen and they do not have sand. Only green, tan or brown. The handles they have are different and will require new holes drilled.
September 12, 2011
I have the same door handle in the picture above but I need a complete replacement set. Any luck identifying a replacement?
September 18, 2011
Has anyone found a replacement handle yet? I also have the same handle and need a replacement set.
October 9, 2011
Same problem here. Anybody find a solution?
October 10, 2011
I have the same problem; Any solutions
October 18, 2011
are you still working on finding a replacement for this handle set I have the same problem the inside metal broke. However mine is brass outside and a dark bronze inside. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
February 22, 2012
I have the exact same problem, the door itself is still in great shape. Does anyone have a solution?
March 7, 2012
I also have the same problem.
April 3, 2012
Have the same problem. Been looking for a replacement for weeks now. Has anyone found something to replace this handle with? The big box store replacements are cheap and don't fit right. Looking for something good.
April 14, 2012
I post the initial question last year - any update or solution or options for this?
We appreciate your help (seems like several folks have the same problem)!
April 15, 2012
my Storm Cole and Sewell locked up.. Do you have extra parts? Reg.# 01100094548-0314 or can you suggest something...
May 31, 2012
I have the same broken cole-sewell door latch as pictured. Has anyone found a suitable replacement storm door handle?
June 14, 2012
Thank you all for your patience in this matter. While we have not yet found an exact replacement for the Cole Sewell Storm Door Handle, we do have a suggestion that may work for some of you.
Please take a look at our 40-160
Premium Lever Lock Set. Measures 1-3/4" from installation screw hole center to screw hole center, and it is made for doors that are 1" to 2-1/8" thick. Would this work for anyone? We look forward to hearing your feedback!
June 15, 2012
I ordered 40-152
from SWISCO a couple weeks ago, since only the interior handle on our Cole Sewell door was broken. The deadbolt, and the door panel itself are fine, and we really like the door. The 40-152
lined up perfectly with the holes in the door, and now that it is installed, we find we prefer the lever handle to the original exterior rotating handle. NOTE: We did have to shim the interior catch for the latch, but it's working out great! Thank you!
July 20, 2012
I recently purchased the SWISCO 40-057
, and it was the exact replacement for our thumb latch handle set for our Cole-Sewell Storm Door- I can't believe I found this! Thank you for the dimensions on your website!
July 20, 2012
That's great news, Nancy! Thanks for getting back to us with that information. Please let us know if you have any other questions or comments.
November 12, 2013
I have the exact handle pictured and I'm looking for the best replacement that will fit without having to drill new holes in the door. Can anyone post pictures of the handles they used to replace the old cole sewell handles? thanks!