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Craig

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Replacement door knob question.
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:40:52 AM »
I have a 1981 C code WSM and am in need of a new door knob/latch. Anyone know the part number or a suitable replacement? I want to keep it as original looking as possible so I'm not looking for the modern handle version. Any suggestions are appreciated. Currently using a hex head.. [emoji17]


Harbormaster

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 10:11:56 AM »
@Craig ,

eReplacent parts has them here. http://www.ereplacementparts.com/door-knob-p-1475864.html

I'll be adding a "C" code to the collection as well.
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Craig

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 10:15:43 AM »

@Craig ,

eReplacent parts has them here. http://www.ereplacementparts.com/door-knob-p-1475864.html

I'll be adding a "C" code to the collection as well.


Thanks. For some reason when I searched there I couldn't get that to come up in the results. Much appreciated. Be sure to show us your C code when you get it.

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 10:35:20 AM »
Have you looked into ceramic knobs? They're out there for various purposes. I'm sure there's a black one out there that will look almost original, and it ain't gonna melt. Just a thought.
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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 11:31:21 AM »
I found threaded black nobs at ace hardware they had various sizes like the one below




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HoosierKettle

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 01:15:26 PM »
How did you melt the handle or was it like that when you got it?  I'll have to admit, I like the round knob look of the original. Maybe zavod could make one from  a dark wood?  Might be cool.


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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 01:23:52 PM »
The entire lever and handle was gone when I got it I had to weld a new nut to the stem and cut the head off a bolt and thread the other side to screw the new knob onto


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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 04:11:03 PM »
I realized after I posted you where probably talking to Craig about how he melted the knob off lol


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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 04:56:28 PM »

I realized after I posted you where probably talking to Craig about how he melted the knob off lol


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Yep but nice work none the less [emoji3]


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Craig

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 05:00:39 PM »
The knob that I got with it was a smaller replacement knob that didn't quite work with the latching piece. So I replaced it with a black ball knob from Ace but didn't put a washer in between so I learned the hard way. I'm getting the OEM knob and latch for the 2880/2890.

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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 06:24:07 PM »
The knob that I got with it was a smaller replacement knob that didn't quite work with the latching piece. So I replaced it with a black ball knob from Ace but didn't put a washer in between so I learned the hard way. I'm getting the OEM knob and latch for the 2880/2890.

Are you sure you are able to get just the knob?

I've never had to replace any of the round knobs when I had the 18", but I know for a fact that the L shaped handles on the 22's are POS and Weber will only sell the door & handle together.
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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 07:03:13 PM »

The knob that I got with it was a smaller replacement knob that didn't quite work with the latching piece. So I replaced it with a black ball knob from Ace but didn't put a washer in between so I learned the hard way. I'm getting the OEM knob and latch for the 2880/2890.

Are you sure you are able to get just the knob?

I've never had to replace any of the round knobs when I had the 18", but I know for a fact that the L shaped handles on the 22's are POS and Weber will only sell the door & handle together.

Yessir! The knob and latch came today. Silly question, but should I put a washer in between the knob and the door?


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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 09:08:47 PM »
Hey Craig, found this image at the TVWB. Hope it helps.
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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2017, 08:13:11 PM »
@zavod44 Might be able to make one from ebony but any wood coupled with his work would be outstanding here.
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Re: Replacement door knob question.
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2017, 02:34:34 AM »
When weber sells the door..it comes with latch handle ...

Nit sure if weber still sells the older model tho.

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