how to install the 84-223 latch?

A friend from Fort Smith, Arkansas says:
My friend purchased an #84-223 Latch and Pull after the original one was damaged in a home break-in. The new latch and the old latch are exactly the same size but I'm having a heck of a time getting the new one to fit into the screen door slot. It's like the slot is too small, but that can't be the case since the old one fit perfectly. Is there a trick to inserting this latch?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! I believe you have to install the mortise latch first, then install the plastic handle. But you are correct, it is a little tricky installing this patio door lock. Just give it a little time and patience and you should be okay!
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