40-191 Mortise Lock Latch Assembly Removal

  1. Remove handles, escutcheon plates, and key cylinder. Remove mortise screws from edge of latch assembly.

    40-191 Mortise Lock Latch Assembly Removal Step 1

  2. Position a standard screwdriver behind the edge of the mortise plate, near the top. Using the door itself as leverage, wedge the latch assembly out at one end. You will feel some resistance as you overcome the plastic retaining spring.

  3. 40-191 Mortise Lock Latch Assembly Removal Step 2

  4. Repeat previous step to remove the opposite end of assembly. Note: the mortise plate may bend.

  5. 40-191 Mortise Lock Latch Assembly Removal Step 3
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