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Sears storm door handle 30970122 and 61970122

A quick learner says:
I have a 20 year old Sears storm door--full glass--antique brass handle. The door is still in good condition but the brass handle has corroded. A seal on the side of the door says it is a SEARS storm door. The faded numbers appear to be 30970122 and 61970122. The screw holes are 1 3/4 in. apart and the picture appears to be exactly what is on the door. Is the part number 40-043 the part for this door. Since I'm buying this online I just want to make sure I'm purchasing the correct one. Is this part available in stores?

Thanks,
Gladys
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Gladys. I'm afraid that I'm not familiar with those numbers. I can't say for sure if our 40-043 is a match. How does it compare? Are the dimensions the same? How about the style? I'd be better able to say what can work if you take a few pictures. Let me know!
A home owner says:
Thanks for your reply. My handle looks the same as pic of 40-043. Measurements of mine: screw holes are 1 3/4 center; handle faceplate is 3 1/2 x 1 3/4. My handyman said I can replace this myself as I've installed replacement knobs on inside doors. I assume the inside piece does not have to be put together and comes in one piece--as does the outside handle?

Gladys
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Looks like all the dimensions you listed seem to line up. It sounds like it's a pretty close match.

No, you don't have to put the actual parts together. Everything comes as you see in the product images.
A home owner says:
Tom--3 days after I placed my order, the Sears storm door handle arrived! This was the same as the original handle. The posts on the outdoor handle were a little difficult to push into existing holes, but my handy cordless drill solved the problem. All in all, an easy installation--am pleased with the new handle! Thanks for your help.

Gladys
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Wonderful! Glad to hear it worked for you, Gladys. Let me know if you need any help in the future and I'd be happy to assist.
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