Jason Perry: Thank you so much. I had just seen that wire and wondered if that was the key to removing the handle.
Ern. Fist.: This was so perfect :D The Sargent labels were painted over, but once I found this video, everything started to make sense.
MagpieTear: Perfect, just what I needed to figure out!
Mahek Mehta: Thanks a lot man.. this helped a lot!
bongojim420: Ta da' indeed. Thanks...even if I don't encounter one of these. Looks easier than using a angle grinder :)
James Gray: Excellent video... Thanks so much!!!
Stuart Hildreth: EXTREME CLOSEUP!
Scott Wolpert: Thank you! Home has 1960s era locksets. I never would have figured this one out. A nail can be put in the holes in the plates to give a grip for loosening or tightening. Note for reinstall, will need to push in the wire again.
sphintz: Thank you so much for posting this! After spending hours trying in vain, poking around all the holes and crevices, it never occurred to me to depress the wires as you clearly demonstrated. Your video was direct and to the point. Great job.
IAmGlenn DodongRabbit: Mine was a different situation. I was locked outside the bathroom and the knob was a no-key knob (whatever that's called. It doesn't have a keyhole. So I guess it shouldn't be locked from the outside.) No matter what I do, I couldn't find a latch, or a screw, or whatever, and all the youtube tutorials couldn't help me. So I took a 10lbs dumbbell and smashed the knob with it, and it fell right off. Haha
Millie Richardson: WOW! Thank you so very much! I was going crazy poking everything into that stupid little hole! I was able to screw off the plate, but cannot find the wire. When I turn, it's blank on both sides!! Argh.
david spalding: Hi... After two hours of trying to figure out how to take the knob off, I watched your video and was able to get it off. I don't think my lock was sargent, there were no markings... really old door knob set.... but it did screw off. thanks again.
Alnathan Moore: thank you very much for this video! I'd never come across a " Sargent" door knob before and wondered what in the heck to do thanks again!
Donald Augustine: You should remove them with a spanner wrench so you don't deface the finish
raindropraindrop: Very useful video. Thank you!
metalmoto: Mine Sargent lock had like 9 coats of paint on it. I finally got it loose enough to see the wire pin. I pushed and pulled and played with it for over an hour. Still no luck. So I pulled out the hacksaw, and sawed the darn thing off. It took a while, but I am replacing it anyway.
Mazni Azmi: Thank you very much. :)
Obaid Azizi: Thx a lot it was very help full god bless u I couldn't change my door lock for ages n I was waiting for this idea