A sliding glass door’s adjustable mortise latch is replaced in this quick fix. Due to the potential home security risk that a broken latch poses, the goal is to replace the broken/damaged latch with the same type.

If the rapid fix is done wrong, the latch or its replacement may be lost inside the door. If you’re not confident you’ll be able to keep the latch from falling out, enlist the help of a friend or family member.

Damaged/broken latch symptoms include:


Step 1: Remove the outer layer


Step 2: Preparation

If the screwdriver/dowel is not inserted, the latch mechanism may fall inside the door.

Step 3:


Step 4: Dismantle the Mechanism

Remove the mechanism from the door by moving it lower while holding the latch.


Step 5: Replacement Preparation

Step 6: Installation

Step 7: Continuing with the Installation

Step 8: Adjust the Latch

Step 9: Handle Positioning

If you’re stuck with a non-latching sliding glass door, that’s alright. Galron Sliding Doors Chicago professionals can help you. Call 708-206-9646 and let us know your glass door problems.

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