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How to fit a new euro profile cylinder

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Certain cylinders due to their premium security features may require you to remove your door handle. Check before you start the task. To remove the handle open the door and remove the fixing screws and then remove both sides of the handle.

Next, remove the cylinder fixing screw, which is level with the bottom of your existing cylinder.

How to fit a new euro profile cylinder

Then insert the key in the cylinder and turn to remove. Sometimes they can be a bit stubborn to get out so twist the key left and right to align the cam with the cylinder. You will need to measure the size of the existing cylinder by measuring the length of each half to the center of the cam. This will give you two measurements, it is important to know which measurement is for the external side and which fir the internal side as the external side has the protection against attack.

How to fit a new euro profile cylinder

Once you’ve purchased your new euro profile cylinder insert the key and align the cam with the centre of the cylinder then place it into the lock. Again you may need to twist the key slightly to ensure the cylinder slots into the lock.

How to fit a new euro profile cylinder

It’s important to remember that the cylinder has an external side and an internal side so make sure that these are the correct way round. Next replace the cylinder screw and screw tightly to secure your new cylinder in place. Lastly replace both sides of the handle and fix back in place. Then test the operation of the handle together with the lock to check it works correctly.

How to fit a new euro profile cylinder

There you go, job done.