Glass Door Handle Snapped Off

A quick learner from CT says:

08/10/2021

Good morning,

The bottom of my interior sliding glass door handle snapped off. The handle needs to be replaced. The handle needs to have an opening for a thumb lock switch in the center of the interior handle. The handle is 7 1/4" long.

The stamped model number on the handle is 06-1255 with 3 15/16" between screws. The handle is original to my house built in 1982.

I am attaching photos.

I only need the interior handle. The outside handle and locking mechanism, etc. are fine.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards, John

Thumbnail of the uploaded file named IMG_7183.JPG
Thumbnail of the uploaded file named IMG_7189.jpg
Thumbnail of the uploaded file named IMG_7191.jpg
Thumbnail of the uploaded file named IMG_7212.jpg
Thumbnail of the uploaded file named Locking Switch.jpg
Profile picture of Tom
Tom from SWISCO responded:

Hello, John. Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having with your handle. Based on what I see here, I feel confident that our 82-035 can work for you. The interior handle is unfortunately not sold separately, so you can only get it in the kit, but otherwise it should work perfectly fine for your door. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether or not this is compatible with your existing mortise lock. It should be but if you wanted to be 100% sure just show me a photo of the current mortise and I can confirm.

Another thing to consider is the condition of the track and rollers. Handles only snap like this when the door isn't sliding properly. When that happens you have to use more and more force to actually open the door, and these handles can only take so much before they snap. Patio glass doors are made to open at just a gentle touch, you aren't supposed to yank on the handle or anything.

If you do find that yanking is necessary then you should check the track and rollers to ensure that they're in good condition and functioning as they should.

A quick learner from CT says:
Thanks Tom.

The door is not stuck, but it doesn't slide easily. It's original to out 1982 house. It is a thermo-pane door and in good condition. How do I check sliding patio door rollers. Do I need to remove the door? If so, how is this done? Is it a one person job? How do I specify the roller needed?

Thanks, John
Profile picture of Tom
Tom from SWISCO responded:

You will have to ultimately remove the door to replace the rollers, which will require at least two people. However that may not be necessary. For now, just look over the track for dents, damage, or debris.

If you do end up having to replace the roller than I recommend watching the video below. This walks you through how to remove the most common type of sliding glass patio door; I believe it is the same type you have but see what you think.

Once the roller is removed, show me a picture of the back end, side, and top and I will be able to make a recommendation. Dimensions of the housing will also help us narrow down the list of possibilities, which is admittedly pretty large.

A quick learner from CT says:
Thanks for your help, Tom. I'll do as you advised.

Regards, John
82-035 : Patio Door Handle Set, 3-15/16
Patio Door Handle Set, 3-15/16"
82-035
$25.70
VIEW >
How to Replace a Patio Sliding Glass Door Roller [1080p]
How to Replace a Patio Sliding Glass Door Roller [1080p]
VIDEO
WATCH >
How to Install a Key Lock on a Patio Door
How to Install a Key Lock on a Patio Door
VIDEO
WATCH >
How to maintain a sliding glass door
How to maintain a sliding glass door
GUIDE
READ >
Reply to Thread
Use this form to ask a follow-up question or to share your experience regarding this subject.
(your email address will be kept private and is only used to inform you when a response has been made)
Current wait time is 4-7 business days
We promise that one of our experts will personally get back to you as soon as they are able. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. If your inquiry is time-sensitive, please feel free to reach us at 856-317-6263 or at help@swisco.com.