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Replacement handle solutions for your trash and laundry chute

The key to good linen or trash chute operation is good maintenance and sometimes replacement of any moving parts. One of the most common parts that can break and will need to be replaced is the chute handle. In the case of our popular T Handle, the chute handle gets the most work and often takes the most abuse. Since the v-spindle portion of the handle mechanism may still be good, you may not need to replace the whole component, but rather you would simply need to purchase a replacement handle. Here is how to tell which components you may need to replace based on inspection of the handle and spindle component.

First, you inspect the chute handle, make sure the key works properly, and that is turns the lock easily. You then inspect the handle itself for any dents or cracks and turn the handle to make sure it rotates the v-spindle from side to side properly. If the handle does not pass visual inspection, lock and unlock easily, or does not turn properly, you will definitely need a replacement handle. If the v-spindle looks in good condition and is free of any warping or severe chipping, you can purchase the T-Handle without the spindle, and save some money by using the spindle that currently on the handle that you have.  Since the components can be purchased as a whole or separately, you can easily get a keyed replacement handle and replace it using simply a screwdriver in 15-30 minutes of time. Make sure to follow any directions your replacement handle may come with to prevent voiding any associated warranty, as well as ensuring good working order of your linen or trash chute.

Below is the option to purchase the T-handle with or without the V spindle:

T Handle WITHOUT Spindle

T Handles No Spindle

This is the most popular T-handle we sell and is suitable for both a Bottom Hinged and Side Hinged chute intake door.  The T handle does NOT come with a spindle and is fitted with a “key alike” cylinder and 2 keys.

 

 

 

 

T Handle WITH Spindle

T Handle

$29.00Add to cart

This is the most popular T-handle we sell and is suitable for both a Bottom Hinged and Side Hinged chute intake door.  The T handle has the popular v spindle and is fitted with a “key alike” cylinder and 2 keys.

Inspection And Replacement Of Your Trash Chute Handle

Having a trash chute is a luxury for your home or building. It takes much of the work of refuse disposal out of your hands giving you more time to focus on other things. Trash chutes do need maintenance though as they get quite a bit of work over years of use and sometimes abuse. One of the most used parts is the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch. Both need to be checked regularly for proper operation to ensure the best life from your trash chute.

Upon inspection of the trash chute, you will notice the “T” shape of the trash chute handle. Although there are other types of handles, this is by far the most popular type. If your handle is keyed, check the keyhole for chipped or frayed areas that can cause sticking during unlocking. Check the handle itself for any denting as well as smooth operation when the handle is turned. Now we come to the latch which looks similar to the one on your front door. What you are checking for here is again any denting or warped edges that could impede operation of the trash chute handle and keep the door from closing properly. You also want to make sure the latch operates smoothly when the handle is turned. If any of the components did not look or operate properly during inspection, it may be time to replace the trash chute handle.

Replacement of the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver. You only need to ensure that you follow all directions carefully as to avoid any mishaps or voiding any warranties that may be attributed to the product.

Trash chute handle with v spindle and latch (complete kit)

Replacement of the trash chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver.

 

$39.00Add to cart